Putin appointed Russian Ambassador to Japan

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Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Galuzin as, formerly head of the diplomatic mission of Russia in Indonesia, the corresponding decree published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

«To assign] Mikhail, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Japan», — the document says.

Other document President] freed from duties of Russia’s Ambassador in Indonesia and part Papua New Guinea, Republic of Kiribati, the Democratic Republic of East Timor.

In addition, other decree Putin dismissed Yevgeny Afanasyev from the post of Ambassador of Russia in Japan.