Text of report by the website of heavyweight Russian newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta on 23 January
[Editorial article: "Two tracks of Ambassador Michael McFaul's diplomacy"]
Michael McFaul, the new US ambassador to Moscow, has gotten down to work, making visits to Russian officials and setting up a meeting at the Embassy with politicians and figures from civil society, in particular representatives of the CPRF [Communist Party of the Russian Federation], Just Russia, and the Yabloko and unregistered PARNAS [People's Freedom Party] parties.
A number of Russian media made critical comments about this meeting. In response, McFaul remarked in his blog, cited by …