List of ambassadors of the United States to Russia

Ambassador of the United States of America to Russia
Посол Соединëнных Штатов в России
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman Jr.jpg
Incumbent
Jon Huntsman Jr.

since October 3, 2017
ResidenceSpaso House
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holderFrancis Dana
as Ambassador
FormationDecember 19, 1780
WebsiteU.S. Embassy in Moscow

The Ambassador of the United States of America to the Russian Federation is the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary from the United States of America to the Russian Federation. The position is currently held by Jon Huntsman Jr..[1]

History

The Ambassador resides in Spaso House, the former mansion of Nikolay Vtorov.

The United States first established diplomatic relations with the Russian Empire in 1780. Diplomatic relations were broken off in 1917 when the Bolsheviks seized power, and they were not reestablished until 1933. From 1933 to 1991, the United States recognized the Soviet Union. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Ambassador's title was changed to Ambassador to Russia.