The new Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Vasili Istratov will arrive in Baku in the near week, Petr Burdikin, charges daffairs of Russia in Azerbaijan, told Trend.
The diplomat didnt exclude that the new ambassador will arrive on July 10. According to Burdikin, the new ambassador last week participated at the session of ambassadors before the Russian president and other events linked with this session.
The post of the head of the Russian diplomatic representation in Azerbaijan has been remaining vacant since September 2004 after departure of Nikolay Ryabov.
Vasili Istratov was born in on December 30, 1954, he is historian by specialty and has kept the position of deputy director of Northern American department of Russian Foreign Ministry since 1996.