| office established|
June 21, 1831
| Czar Alexander I of Russia|
Pyotr Ivanovich Poletika
Andrey Yakovlevich Dashkov Wikipedia
Andrey Yakovlevich Dashkov (Russian: Андрей Яковлевич Дашков) was the first Russian ambassador to the United States. He was born in 1775 in St. Petersburg. In 1807, diplomatic relations were formally established between the Russian Empire and the United States, and in 1808 he was appointed by Czar Aleksandr I as the Russian consul general and chargé d'affaires to the United States. He arrived in Philadelphia in the same year, was later appointed ambassador, and served until 1817. He died on June 21, 1831.