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Dame Anne Pringle
|British Ambassador to Russia|
28 March 2008 –1 November 2011
|Prime Minister|| Gordon Brown |
|Preceded by||Tony Brenton|
|Succeeded by||Tim Barrow|
|British Ambassador to the Czech Republic|
|Prime Minister||Tony Blair|
|Preceded by||David Broucher|
|Succeeded by||Linda Duffield|
|Born||13 January 1955 64)(age|
|Alma mater||University of St Andrews|
Dame Anne Fyfe Pringle DCMG (born 13 January 1955) is a British diplomat and the former HM Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Russian Federation. From 2001-04, Pringle was the British ambassador to the Czech Republic. Pringle presented her Letter of Credence to President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev on 16 January 2009.
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