Putin gives NATO job to fiery nationalist
Dmitry Rogozin is the former head of the Rodina, or Motherland party, for which he has served as a Duma Deputy.
The 43-year-old ex-Deputy will replace 57-year-old general Konstantin Totsky.
Experts say the move means that the Kremlin is seeking to observe Russian interests carefully in talks with NATO.
«[NATO] is something whose existence we have to accept. It's an interesting story: we have a working relationship with all the individual countries. But when they get together it's a problem for us,» Rogozin commented after his appointment.
Rogozin’s appointment has already been approved by NATO and the Russian Parliament.