Constant authorized of Russia to the OSCE Andrey Kelin confirmed that in the near future will leave Vienna and go on working in the Central apparatus of the Ministry of foreign Affairs.
The diplomat on the radio station "Kommersant FM" explained the data about possible personnel shifts in depodesta, reports the news Agency." I also heard about these messages, this is perfectly normal. I have worked in this position for four years. We have a normal period of tenure is four years. This is followed by the rotation. Under rotation refers to the return to Central office. I'm quite ready for this ", – the Diplomat said.
remember, according to sources close to the Ministry, will become the new permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE will become the Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich, the Department will be headed by Maria Zakharova. It is planned that the current permanent representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin will head the Department of European cooperation Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The permanent representative of Russia to the OSCE Kelin began 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 – employee of the 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.