Sergey Kislyak

Sergey Kislyak

Current Status: Russia's Amabassador to the United States (since 2008)

Former Status: After graduating from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1973 and the USSR Academy of Foreign Trade in 1977, Kislyak joined the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs.From 1981 to 1985, Kislyak was the Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Soviet Union to the United Nations in New York City. From 1985 to 1989, Kislyak was First Secretary, Counsellor at the Embassy of the Soviet Union in Washington, D.C. [Source]

Allegations: On December 29, 2016, the day the Obama administration announced retaliatory measures for the Russian's interference in the 2016 election, Michael Flynn, Trump's pick for National Security Advisor, contacted Kislyak over the phone. Their conversation was picked up as part of routine monitoring and revealed that they discussed the sanctions placed on Russia, a potential violation of the Logan Act. On February 13, 2017, following reports that Flynn had misled Vice President Pence about his contact with Kislyak, Flynn resigned. He had served as National Security Advisor for a total of 24 days.

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