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Russia names new envoy to Costa Rica

November 7, 2008

MOSCOW – Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has tapped Vladimir Kurayev as its new ambassador to Costa Rica, according to Russian press reports.

If accepted by Costa Rica´s government, Kurayev would take over from Valeri Nikolayenko, Russia´s current envoy in San José who is preparing for retirement, the news service RIA-Novosti reported.

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