Lynne M. Tracy
Ambassador of the United States of America to the Russian Federation
Lynne Tracy was sworn in as Ambassador to the Russian Federation on January 9, 2023. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Most recently, she served as Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. Prior to that, she served as Senior Advisor for Russia Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, 2017-2018 and was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, 2014-2017. Her other leadership positions include Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the Department of State, 2012-2014, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 2010-2011. Ms. Tracy was Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, 2006-2009 and Principal Officer at the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Astana, Kazakhstan, 2004-2006. Other overseas assignments include the U.S. embassies in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She worked in the Office of the Special Envoy to the Newly Independent States at the Department of State in 2000-2001. Ms. Tracy is the recipient of the Secretary’s Award for Heroism and the Distinguished Honor Award. She earned a B.A. in Soviet Studies from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from the University of Akron. Ms. Tracy was born and grew up in Barberton, Ohio.