Zmeyevsky appointed new Russian ambassador to Prague

President Putin has appointed career diplomat Alexander Zmeyevsky the new Russian ambassador to Prague, according to the Kremlin. Zmeyevsky will replace the current Russian ambassador to the Czech Republic, Sergei Kiselyov, whose term in office ends in March. Alexander Zmeyevsky has been in diplomatic service since 1979. In 2011 he became Russia’s special envoy for international cooperation in combating terrorism and organized crime.