From Lada Korotun, Voice of Russia: Russian Senators have approved the appointment of Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as Russia’s new ambassador to NATO. The decision was taken at a closed meeting of The Foreign Affairs Committee at the upper house of the Russian Parliament.
Earlier Grushko’s candidacy was approved by the State Duma, and now Russian President Vladimir Putin has to make his decision. . . .
Alexander Grushko would be replacing Dmitry Rogozin who was promoted to Deputy Prime Minister Overseeing the Defense Industry in December last year. . . .
Alexander Grushko who has the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for 35 years. At different times he occupied the posts of Director of the Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament and Director of the European Cooperation Department. Grushko became Russian Deputy Foreign Minister in 2005. (photo: RIA Novosti)