Russia is preparing to replace Ambassador in Germany

Russia is preparing to replace Ambassador in Germany

As it became known””, the current Russian Ambassador in Germany Vladimir Grinin will soon return to Moscow. According to diplomatic sources, “b”, may be replaced by the Director of the 3rd European Department of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Nechaev. On staff turnover will be officially announced after the nomination of Mr Nechaev will consider the relevant committees of the state Duma and the Federation Council and the decree of appointment will be signed by the President of the Russian Federation.

Vladimir Grinin has been in office since July 2010. In the diplomatic service he since 1971. Prior to his appointment as head of the Russian diplomatic mission in Berlin, he was the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Austria, Finland and Poland. In November he will turn 70 years is the age limit of stay on civil service.

At the meeting in early may press conference at the Russian house of science and culture in Berlin, Vladimir Grinin said that “relations between Russia and Germany today is experiencing hard times.” “In a sense, they are tested for durability”, — said the diplomat.

64-year-old Sergei Nechaev has worked in the foreign Ministry since 1977. In 2001-2003 he was the General Consul of Russia in Bonn, and from 2010 to 2015 — Ambassador to Austria. 3rd European Department, which includes Germany, diplomat heads from August 2015. In 2009, he received the order of Friendship “for his great contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation and many years of distinguished diplomatic service”.