New York Times Interview with Ambassador Mike McFaul

New U.S. Envoy Steps Into Glare of a Russia Eager to Find Fault
Ellen Barry
The New York Times

 Mr. McFaul’s open, passionate manner will serve American interests, said Sergei A. Markov, an old friend and co-author. Mr. Markov, now a Putin loyalist and a member of United Russia, the governing party, recalled his arguments with Mr. McFaul as some of the loudest of his life.
“Diplomats are cold and McFaul is warm; that is the difference,” he said. “A spirited person representing America is always good for America. America is a very spirited country.”

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