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A VOA Exclusive with U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul

VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul
VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul

In an exclusive interview with VOA Moscow Correspondent James Brooke, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul says U.S. officials were shocked by the anti-American tone of the recent Russian presidential elections.

Despite tensions, McFaul said Russian government officials seem no more inclined than U.S. officials to return to what he called the “bitter, bickering rhetoric” of the Cold War.

The piece was picked up by Russian outlets shortly after it was posted to VOA’s Russian website and.