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Diplomatic Representation for Russia

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
September 17, 2008


Listed as Russia



January 26, 1893Prince Cantacuzene, E.E. and M.P.
January 15, 1896E. de Kotzebue, E.E. and M.P.
February 1898ListMr. de Wollant, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
April 1898 ListLEGATION RAISED TO EMBASSY - Listed as Embassy of Russia
June 23, 1898Comte Cassini, Amb. E. and P.
(DEAN - May 1903 List)
July 13, 1905Baron Rosen, Amb. E. and P.
November 28, 1911George Bakhmeteff, Amb. E. and P.
April 20, 1917C. Onou, Charge d'Affaires (NOT a.i.)
July 5, 1917Boris Bakhmeteff, Amb. E. and P.
July 1922 ListSerge Ughet, Financial Attache1 (New York)
(NOT Charge d'Affaires)
December 1933 ListListed as Embassy of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
November 22, 1933Boris E. Skvirsky, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
January 8, 1934Alexander Antonovitch Troyanovski, Amb. E. and P.
June 6, 1939Constantine A. Oumansky, Amb. E. and P.
December 8, 1941Maxim Litvinoff, Amb. E. and P.
September 29, 1943Andrei A. Gromyko, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 4, 1943Amb. E. and P.
May 29, 1946Nikolai V. Novikov, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 3, 1946Amb. E. and P.
December 18, 1947Alexander S. Panyushkin, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
December 31, 1947Amb. E. and P.
September 18, 1952Georgi N. Zaroubin, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
September 15, 1952Amb. E. and P.
February 7, 1958Mikhail A. Menshikov, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 11, 1958Amb. E. and P.
March 21, 1962Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
March 31, 1962Amb. E. and P.
June 9, 1986Yuriy Vladimirovich Dubinin, Appt
June 23, 1986Amb. E. and P.
May 23, 1990Alexander A. Bessmerthnykh, appt
May 29, 1990Amb. E. and P.
April 12, 1991Viktor G. Komplektov, Appt.
June 11, 1991Amb. E. and P.
September 1991US and Russian formerly established diplomatic relations.
Decmber 26, 1991Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was renamed the Embassy of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION
NOTE:  In letter to President Bush from President Yeltsin Russia requested agrement (12/91) for Andrey Kolosovskiy as Russian ambassador to the United States. White House approved nomination. On February 4 1992, diplomatic note from the Russian embassy requested withdrawal of the nomination of Kolosovsky and asked for agrement for W. P. Lukin
March 2, 1992Vladimir Petrovich Lukin, appt
March 11, 1992Amb. E. and P.
August 11, 1994Yuli Vorontsov, Amb. E. and P.
January 20, 1999Yuriy Viktorovich Ushakov, Appt.
January 21, 1999Amb. E. and P.
September 16, 2008Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Appt.
September 17, 2008Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary


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