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U.S. Ambassador To Russia Standing Down After Sochi Games

<p>The U.S. ambassador to Russia said he is leaving his job after the Sochi Winter Olympics to spent more time with his family in California.</p>

The United States ambassador to Russia announced Tuesday he would be leaving his post after the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Michael McFaul said in a post on his bilingual blog that that he was leaving the Obama administration after five years so he could spend more time with his wife and two sons in California.

"I will leave Russia reluctantly. I love this job. It is a tremendous honor to represent my country here," he said.