Get the latest updates as we post them — right on your browser

. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Ramiro Velasco Romero is the new Bolivian ambassador to Russia. The previous ambassador, Javier Murillo de la Rocha, returned to Bolivia with his wife, Miriam Arrien de Murillo, to work for a business association. Velasco previously worked at a Bolivian university where he was a professor of social sciences. He is joined in Moscow by his wife, Jeannett Prudencio de Velasco, and their three children.

AIDS Infoshare Russia has a new resource manager, Shona Schonning, a native of San Diego, California. Schonning, who previously worked for the Moscow office of Fairn and Swanson as the merchandising and advertising coordinator, plans to stay in Moscow indefinitely. She is joined at the nonprofit organization by Heidi Lowrey, an intern from Honolulu who is helping to create an AIDS information library. Lowrey, a student at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is staying until the end of the year.

John Moseley has arrived in Moscow as a business representative of the Los Angeles office of International Russian Business Associates Inc. Moseley, who last worked in Los Angeles as the firm's representative there, is also doing business consulting work. He plans to stay through next spring.

The American Medical Center has several new personnel. Deborah Read, of London, is working at the medical clinic as a nurse. She previously worked in London hospitals as an anaesthetic recovery nurse. Read lives in Moscow with her husband, Peter Read, a construction manager for Bovis, a British construction company. The couple plans to stay for about two more years. Another nurse, Camilla Corderfeldt, of Sweden, recently joined the clinic. Corderfeldt, who previously worked in the emergency surgical department of a Stockholm hospital, lives in Moscow with her husband, Lorif Barisa, Reuters' sales manager for the Commonwealth of Independent States. Barisa previously worked for Reuters as a sales representative in Sweden. Corderfeldt and Barisa plan to stay for at least another year.

Bill Boncrager, an American judge who has been teaching at two Moscow universities, is leaving this month to return to the United States with his wife, Ellen Boncrager. Ellen Boncrager had been teaching conversational English at Moscow State University, where her husband taught courses on the law and its Biblical underpinning. He also taught law at Moscow State Open University. The couple are returning to their home near Durango, Colorado.