Ambassador Huntsman on his first visit to Yekaterinburg, November 20, 2017
I’ve had a terrific day here in Yekaterinburg on my first official trip outside of Moscow. As the U.S. Ambassador, I’m working first and foremost to ensure stability in our bilateral relationship. The foundation of that stability is trust, and trips like this, where I get to meet not only with local officials like the Governor of Sverdlovsk Oblast, but with people from all walks of life, help us deepen those people-to-people connections that have long served as the bedrock of trust between our two countries. I hope that with that trust, we can move forward in building a stronger relationship between the United States and Russia.