Who is Russia’s US ambassador Sergei Kislyak? [POLITICO]

Two senior Republicans – Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former national security adviser Michael Flynn – have found themselves in hot water over contacts with Russia’s US ambassador Sergei Kislyak. But who is he? A career diplomat whose service in Washington began during the Cold War, Mr Kislyak is an established figure on the diplomatic circuit known for courteously but doggedly pushing Russia’s position at lunches and policy forums. The furore is more over what Mr Flynn and Mr Sessions have said – or not said – about their discussions…

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