The Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich will become Russia's permanent Representative to the OSCE, the Department will be headed by Maria Zakharova, said sources close to the Ministry.
according to sources, Lukashevich, who led the DIP in January 2011, in the coming months will go to Vienna in the form of a permanent Russian envoy to the OSCE. I Lukashevich extensive experience in this organization, "Kommersant" writes. Lukashevich Graduated from MGIMO of the MFA of the USSR, faculty of international economic relations. Began career as assistant Secretary of the General Consulate of the USSR in Mazar-I-Sharif (Afghanistan), after which he worked as a translator and third Secretary of the Embassy in Afghanistan. From 1991 to 1994 Lukashevich served as Vice-Consul and then Consul of the General Consulate of the USSR/Russia in Mazar-I-Sharif. From 1996 to 2000 he was an Advisor to the permanent mission of Russia to the OSCE in Vienna, and later was head of Department of European cooperation Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 2003 to 2008 Lukashevich was the senior Advisor of the Russian Embassy in the USA, and in 2008-2010 - Deputy permanent representative of Russia to the OSCE in Vienna. In a reversal from years past, the intrigue surrounding the successor Lukashevich no - all sources are confident that the new head DIP will become Deputy Director of Department Maria Zakharova.
Zakharova graduated from MGIMO the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, faculty of international journalism. PhD. In the foreign Ministry Since 1998. For example, he worked as press Secretary of the permanent mission of Russia to the UN. Deputy head DIP was appointed in 2011. Is, together With the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, the Ambassador to the UN Vitali Churkin, head deep Lukashevich one of the most famous and quoted Russian diplomats. Actively develops MFA in the direction of " digital diplomacy ". Andrey Kelin (the current permanent representative to the OSCE) will head the Department of European cooperation Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The permanent representative of Russia to the OSCE, he became in June 2011. Graduated from the faculty of international journalism, MGIMO of the MFA of the USSR. In the diplomatic service Since 1979. 1979-1983 - the employee of Embassy of the USSR in the Netherlands. 1990-1995 - the employee of Embassy of the USSR, then Russia (Since 1991) in Belgium. 1998-2003 Deputy permanent envoy of Russia to NATO in Brussels (Belgium). 2003-2005 - Deputy Director of Department of European cooperation (DOC), the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. September 2005 - June 2011 - Director of the 4th Department of CIS countries of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Kelin also included in the list of the most cited Russian diplomats: for example, he regularly speaks on issues of OSCE activities in Ukraine.