The new head of the NATO Information Centre in Moscow will arrive in Russia in December, a popular Russian daily said on Tuesday.
NATO Secretary General appointed Robert Pszczel to the post last Friday.
Vremya Novostei describes the official, who earlier worked in the press service of NATO headquarters in Brussels, as a person who "not only speaks good Russian and follows closely Russian-related topics, but also demonstrates impartiality and goodwill in issues of Russian-NATO relations."
Russia's envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, said Pszczel has already received accreditation to work in Russia.
The NATO Information Centre in Moscow, inaugurated in 2001, provides information on the alliance and its relations with Russia to the Russian public.
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced the expulsion of the previous director, Canadian Embassy attache Isabelle Francois, and a second bureau official, Canadian Embassy attache Mark Opgenorth, in 2009, in retaliation for a similar step by NATO.
Let me add that besided fluent Russian Robert Pszczel speaks also English, French, Dutch and German. Choosing of this Pole for the post is a sign of better NATO-RF relations, not the worse ones. Quite a revolution we need in our thinking about the modern world, isn't it? And of course it is also a sign that NATOąs captain (Anders Rasmussen) has a much better idea how to lead the NATO ship, than EU foreign minister (Baronessa Ashton), who sent Iberian diplomats to Eastern Europe to represent EU ship, and other nonsense of this kind.