Anatoly Akopov is the Russian diplomat in Bucharest who was declared persona non grata by the Romanian authorities, Romanian news agency Mediafax informs, quoting official sources He is first secretary of the Russian Embassy to Bucharest. As a reaction to the actions taken by Russian authorities in the case involving Romanian diplomat Gabriel Grecu, the Romanian Foreign Affairs ministry announced on Tuesday that a diplomat of the Russian Embassy to Bucharest was declared persona non grata.

Akopov started his mission on June 27, 2007 and arrived in Bucharest with his wife, Natalia. Contacted, Russian officials did not wish to make any comment.