MOSCOW– Former Utah governor and now US Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr is officially on the job in Russia.
He shook hands with Vladamir Putin Tuesday morning in a ceremony at the Kremlin.
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The embassy said he was officially introduced as the ambassador and he introduced his diplomatic credentials.
Putin followed with a short speech.
The Huntsmans arrived at the embassy on Monday, and both the embassy and the Russian news agency, TASS, posted stories about the ambassador’s arrival and meeting with Putin.
Huntsman’s latest posting comes amid multiple investigations into Russia’s relationship with the US.