Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov arrived in the United States on Sunday after about three months in Moscow.
The plane landed at New York's John F. Kennedy airport, TASS reported.
The diplomat flew in on a regular Aeroflot flight at 11:50 local time. It is expected that Antonov will head to Washington from the airport.
Russian-American relations have escalated after a high-profile interview in which US President Joe Biden said that the Russian leadership will have to pay the price in connection with Moscow-attributed attempts to interfere in the American elections.
In addition, the head of the White House answered in the affirmative when asked whether he considers Russian President Vladimir Putin a killer.
After that, Antonov was invited for consultations to Moscow, where he was from March 21. US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan departed for consultations in Washington on April 22.
A Russian-American summit was held in Geneva on Wednesday. The initiative to hold it came from Washington. Following the meeting, Putin and Biden agreed on the return of the ambassadors. In addition, they discussed the state and prospects for the further development of bilateral relations, issues of strategic stability, as well as issues on the international agenda, including interaction in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and the settlement of regional conflicts.