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Lavrov Sergey Viktorovich

Lavrov Sergey Viktorovich

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Born in 1950, Russian.

1972 graduated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Has command of English, French and Sinhalese.

Started his career in 1972 at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka.

1976-1981 worked in the Department of International Organizations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1981-1988 First Secretary, Counselor and Senior Counselor in the Permanent Representation of the USSR at the UN.

1988-1990 Deputy Head of the Department of International Economic Relations of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1990-1992 Director of the Foreign Ministry's Department of International Organizations and Global Problems.

1992-1994 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

1994-2004 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation at the United Nations.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation since 2004.

Has the rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Decorated with government awards.

Married, with one daughter.