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Ambassador to Russia Resigns

Note the sickle and hammer in the background of this photo. Am­bas­sa­dor Mi­chael Mc­Faul, who spear­head­ed a “re­set” in re­la­tions be­tween Rus­sia and the Unit­ed States as a sen­ior ad­viser to Pres­i­dent Oba­ma dur­ing the pres­i­dent’s first term, of­ten served as a light­ning rod for crit­i­cism from Russ­ian of­fi­cials who ac­cused the State De­part­ment of fund­ing op­po­si­tion politi­cians and in­ter­fer­ing in the coun­try’s in­ter­nal af­fairs. McFaul says that he is resigning to spend time with his family.
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Oh ok, makes sense
sp. subtly
Not that we know of, but it seems unusual to me. Maybe Putin requested a change subtely?
Was there any controversial reason for this? Was this just to be with his family for real?
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