Remek to take up ambassadorial post in Moscow early next year

Vladimir Remek, a Czech MEP for the Communist Party is expected to take up the post of Czech ambassador to Russia in mid-January when he is to hand over his credentials to President Vladimir Putin, the CTK news agency reports. Remek is now preparing for his new post at the Czech Foreign Ministry. The post of Czech ambassador in Russia has been vacant for a year. The last ambassador, Petr Kolář, was withdrawn at his own request at the end of 2012.