Press release 124/2017
29 June 2017
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs has appointed Taneli Dobrowolski to the post of Press Officer at the Embassy of Finland in Moscow. The three-year term will start at the beginning of August.
Dobrowolski will transfer to Moscow from the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce (FRCC), where he has worked as Press Officer. Before that he has worked, among other things, as project manager and consultant in marketing research related to Russia.
Dobrowolski has wide experience of positions dealing with Russia, of project coordination, and of editing and communications. Additionally, he has a high level of expertise in Russian society, political life and culture as well as its media environment.
The press officer is responsible for the Embassy’s external communications and media relations and, in cooperation with Finland’s Consulate General in St Petersburg, for supporting communications and country branding work conducted by the Consulate General’s branch offices in Petrozavodsk and Murmansk. The press officer also promotes Finland’s objectives through communications and public diplomacy in Moscow and Russia and takes part in the planning and implementation of communications related to projects of the Moscow Team Finland network.
Taneli Dobrowolski has studied Russian language, culture and translation at the University of Tampere.
Inquiries: Vesa Häkkinen, Director of Unit, tel. + 358 40 481 9880.
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