Washington, 13 February 1997 (RFE/RL) - The head of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Moscow office is to return to Washington at the end of this week to become an assistant director of the IMF department dealing with Russia and the other former Soviet states.
An IMF spokeswoman says Thomas Wolf, who was the IMF's senior resident official in Moscow since the office was opened in 1995, will be replaced by Martin Gilman. Gilman has been an advisor in the fund's top management office on policy development. He has been with the IMF since 1981 and has been involved at various stages in the fund's dealings with Russia.
Both Gilman and Wolf are U.S. citizens.