Sergey Razov’s post is a risk. The Russian ambassador to Italy is in fact in the balance and the Kremlin is thinking of one of him to replace. In Rome since 2013, now the controversy over Russia’s mission in Italy and the story of the (archived) complaint could cost him dearly. The print for the article about Killing Putin. Just the Turin newspaper writes that his replacement could be Alexey Paramonov, born in 1962, director for Europe at the Russian Foreign Ministry and former consul in Milan. That is another of the names we met at the time of the escalation between Russia and Italy. In fact, on March 19, speaking with Ria Novosti, Paramonov defined Italy as “one of the most hostile countries”. Threatening “irreversible consequences” in case of joining the system of sanctions against Moscow.
Who is Paramonov
At the time, Paramonov also attacked Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini. Defining him as “one of the main ‘hawks’ and inspirers of the anti-Russian campaign in the Italian government”. And linking Russia’s support to Italy in a rather cryptic way at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic: “In accordance with the agreement reached at the level of the President of Russia and President of the Council of Ministers of Italy in March-April 2020, Italy was provided with significant assistance through the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and of Health of Russia ». There is therefore the question of satisfaction. It is usually transmitted by the Foreign Ministry to the President of the Republic, who has the last word on the basis of thearticle 87 of the Constitution.
And it is difficult, given the precedents, for Paramonov to get it. Perhaps for this very reason in mid-June he corrected his shot on Italy. Speaking on the importance of peace negotiations and the role of the Vatican. Precisely in the days when there was talk of a possible assignment to the Holy See. But there are other candidates as well. One of these is Alexander Nurizade, also a former consul in Milan. And Andrey Maslov, now Russian ambassador to Athens and former councilor in Rome. Meanwhile, Razov has become the image of the incommunicability between the two countries. For this reason, the choice to replace it is not yet clear. Are you trying to open new horizons between Rome and Moscow? Or is it just a move to feed propaganda?