Contender for the post of Russian Ambassador to the USA is a Deputy foreign Minister, former Deputy head of the defense Ministry Anatoly Antonov. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to sources in the leadership of the Russian Parliament.
«It’s a good, strong candidate,» — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to the Russian Constitution, both houses of Parliament participate in the appointment procedure of ambassadors.
Since 2008, the Russian Ambassador in the USA is Sergey Kislyak. Answering the question of whether discussed the possibility of its replacement, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin will inform the journalists in the case of the decision.