RUSSIAN TV LASHES OUT AGAISNT U.S. AMBASSADOR
January 18, 2012 – 19:01 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Russian state television has lashed out against
new U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul, questioning his credentials and
suggesting he arrived with an agenda to support opposition leaders
and promote revolution, AP reported.
Russia’s Channel One criticisized McFaul’s appointment in a segment
that aired Tuesday, January 17 night, McFaul’s second day on the job.
Channel One analyst Mikhail Leontev said “the fact is that McFaul is
not an expert on Russia.” He says “he is a specialist purely in the
promotion of democracy.”
McFaul earlier met separately with opposition and civil leaders. The
meetings were his first official receptions at the embassy.
McFaul, regarded as a leading expert on U.S. relations with Russia,
has been a key figure in the Obama administration’s initiative to