Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

09/29 17:59   Size of Russian internet market to grow 16.6% in 2016 to 1.6 trln rubles - experts
 
09/29 17:57   Moscow to consider U.S. statements on nuclear deterrence, take response measures to ensure national security - Russian Foreign Ministry
 
09/29 17:53   Trump to restore Russia's trust in America if elected president - his advisor
 
09/29 17:47   RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY RECOMMENDS TO RUSSIANS ABROAD TO BE VIGILANT ON SEPTEMBER 30 OVER ISLAMIST ORGANIZATIONS' CALLS FOR "WORLD RAGE DAY"
 
09/29 17:45   Health of Politkovskya murder convict Pavlyuchenkov is fair - Federal Penitentiary Service department
 
09/29 17:42   Russian-S.Ossetian agreement on state border goes into effect - Russian Foreign Ministry
 
09/29 17:38   Russia has nothing to do with Bulgaria's decision to replace candidate for UN Secretary General - Russian Foreign Minister (Part 2)
 
09/29 17:34   RUSSIA TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT U.S. STATEMENT ON NUCLEAR DETERRENCE, TO TAKE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE MEASURES TO ENSURE NATIONAL SECURITY - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
 
09/29 17:32   Final rate guidance for 5 bln rubles in Acron bonds set at 9.55%
 
09/29 17:30   U.S. statements on Syria-related anti-Russian sanctions play into Washington's concept of global isolation for Moscow - Russian Foreign Ministry
 




 

Interfax.com  |  Interfax news  |  Outgoing U.S. ambassador shouldn't have tried to...


News headlines


February 05, 2014 14:26

Outgoing U.S. ambassador shouldn't have tried to build relations with Russian opposition - Duma deputy

MOSCOW. Feb 5 (Interfax) - Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul made a mistake in trying to maintain contacts not only with Russian government institutions but also with the opposition, says Alexei Pushkov, the head of the Russian State Duma international affairs committee.

"I think the ambassador's replacement is unlikely to have any impact on Russian-American relations. Surely, it happens sometimes that ambassadors make a special contribution to the development of relations, but we understand that an ambassador is a mouthpiece to promote the policy worked out in Moscow or in Washington and is not always in a position to change this policy. He is the state's representative and pursues a policy determined by the state," Pushkov said at a press conference on Wednesday.

The Russian parliamentarian suggested that McFaul is leaving Russia ahead of his time and explained this by the fact that McFaul tried to build relations not only with government institutions but also with the opposition in Russia.

"An ambassador's job is above all to arrange relations with government institutions and the leadership of the state where he has been dispatched to work. The concept that McFaul tried to put into practice is that he, on the one hand, should maintain relations with Russian government officials, and on the other, with opposition members. In my view, this is very risky for an ambassador, because in this case an ambassador acts not as a representative of his state in another state but as a public figure," Pushkov said.

"An ambassador's job is not to be an ambassador for the opposition but an ambassador for the state," he said.

"I think this is a trap in which the American ambassador got when he tried to equally combine these two formats," he said.

va mk

(Our editorial staff can be reached at eng.editors@interfax.ru)

/Interfax/
 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, receive more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and returning the form below. We also have dozens of reports in the Russian language, please indicate if you are interested.
Title:


Phone:


E-mail:


First name:


Company:


Country:
Last name:


Division:


City:
Products:
Central Asia & Caucasus Business Weekly
Central Asia General Newswire
Global Gas Analytics
Global Natural Gas Daily
Interfax Via Bloomberg Terminal
Kazakhstan General Newswire
Kazakhstan Mining Weekly
Kazakhstan Oil & Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Announcements
Russia & CIS Banking and Finance Weekly
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Daily
Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire
Russia & CIS Business and Investment Weekly
Russia & CIS Business Law Weekly
Russia & CIS Business news
Russia & CIS Defense Industry Weekly
Russia & CIS Diplomatic Panorama
Russia & CIS Energy Daily
Russia & CIS Energy Newswire
Russia & CIS Events Calendar
Russia & CIS Food and Agriculture Weekly
Russia & CIS General Newswire
Russia & CIS Headline News
Russia & CIS Insurance Weekly
Russia & CIS IT and Telecom Weekly
Russia & CIS Metals and Mining Weekly
Russia & CIS Military Daily
Russia & CIS Military Newswire
Russia & CIS Military Weekly
Russia & CIS Oil and Gas Weekly
Russia & CIS Presidential Bulletin
Russia & CIS Statistics Weekly
Russia Health & Pharmaceuticals
Russia Market Roundup
Russia Press Review
Ukraine Business Daily
Ukraine Business Weekly
Ukraine General Newswire
Please enter the digits from picture in the box below:

September 29, 2016
 
17:53
Trump to restore Russia's trust in America if elected president - his advisor
 
17:47
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY RECOMMENDS TO RUSSIANS ABROAD TO BE VIGILANT ON SEPTEMBER 30 OVER ISLAMIST ORGANIZATIONS' CALLS FOR "WORLD RAGE DAY"
 
17:45
Health of Politkovskya murder convict Pavlyuchenkov is fair - Federal Penitentiary Service department
 
17:42
Russian-S.Ossetian agreement on state border goes into effect - Russian Foreign Ministry
 
17:38
Russia has nothing to do with Bulgaria's decision to replace candidate for UN Secretary General - Russian Foreign Minister (Part 2)
 
17:34
RUSSIA TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT U.S. STATEMENT ON NUCLEAR DETERRENCE, TO TAKE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE MEASURES TO ENSURE NATIONAL SECURITY - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
 
17:32
Final rate guidance for 5 bln rubles in Acron bonds set at 9.55%
 
17:30
U.S. statements on Syria-related anti-Russian sanctions play into Washington's concept of global isolation for Moscow - Russian Foreign Ministry
 
17:24
ACTIVITY OF GANG PARTICULARLY INVOLVED IN LEGALIZATION OF THOSE ENGAGED IN TERRORISM CURBED - FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE
 
17:24
Rosoboronexport prepares for debut defense exhibit in Armenia
 
17:24
OVER 100 CIS CITIZENS, INCLUDING FOUR INTL FUGITIVES, DETAINED ON SUSPICION OF EXTREMISM - FSB
 
17:22
Interaction between Russia, Turkey on Syria enters constructive phase - Russian Foreign Ministry
 
17:20
Aeroflot planning to post 20 bln rubles in profit, may pay around half of 2016 profit as dividends - CEO (Part 2)
 
17:18
 
 more headlines 



Interviews
 

.
U.S. co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick, who has recently visited Moscow, has given an interview to Interfax‘s foreign political desk editor-in-chief Olga Golovanova in which he speaks about Washington‘s perception of the prospects of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.

more
.
.
Indian Ambassador to Russia has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the current state of Indian-Russian relations and India‘s position on Afghanistan settlement.

more
.
.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has given an interview to Interfaxs correspondent Alexander Korzun ahead of the alliances summit in Warsaw due on July 8-9 in which he speaks about place of the Russian topic on the summits agenda and Russia-NATO relations in general.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2016   Interfax Information Service. All rights reserved.
contact information   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100