Nomination for Ambassador to Russia
The President announced today that he intends to nominate Thomas R. Pickering as Ambassador of the United States of America to the Russian Federation.
In making this announcement, President Clinton said, "It is essential that we continue to expand and develop our relationship with Russia. I want to do everything I can to support democratic and economic reform there and want an experienced and dedicated Ambassador to represent our Nation in Moscow. Ambassador Picketing has demonstrated throughout his career that he has the ability and wisdom to carry out this important assignment. I have full confidence in him."
NOTE: A biography of the nominee was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary.
William J. Clinton, Nomination for Ambassador to Russia Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/219512