- Sergey Lavrov
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Foreign Minister of Russia
March 9, 2004
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Moscow, Soviet Union
Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov ( _ru. Сергей Викторович Лавров, born
March 21, 1950, in Moscow) is the Foreign Minister of Russia.
He is Armenian-Russian; his father was an
Armenian from Tbilisi[ cite_news| url=http://www.armenianow.com/archive/2005/eng/?go=print&id=554|title=From Russia With Love?: Foreign Minister’s visit an opportunity for assessment|coauthors=Aris Ghazinyan| publisher=ArmeniaNow] .
Lavrov speaks Russian, English, French and Sinhala [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7144560.stm Russia's deep suspicion of the West] , "He speaks beautiful English, French, and according to his biography, Sinhalese, which he learned while posted to Sri Lanka in the 1970s."] , which he learned while in
Russia-Sri Lanka diplomacy
Lavrov graduated from the
Moscow State Institute of International Relationsin 1972. He was sent as a Soviet diplomat to Sri Lanka, where he worked until 1976. He then returned to Moscow and worked in the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [ [http://www.ln.mid.ru/bl.nsf/062c2f5f5fa065d4c3256def0051fa1e/d2da2ea4fd6ac214c3256e530042edfd?OpenDocument Biography of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov] ]
Ambassador to the United Nations
In 1981, he was sent as a senior adviser to the Soviet mission at the
United Nationsin New York City, and worked there until 1988. He worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1994, when he returned to work in the United Nations, this time as the Permanent Representative of Russia. While in the latter position, he was President of the United Nations Security Councilin December 1995, June 1997, July 1998, October 1999, [ [http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/resguide/scpres1990.htm "Presidents of the Security Council : 1990-1999"] , UN.org.] December 2000, April 2002, and June 2003. [ [http://www.un.org/Depts/dhl/resguide/scpres2000.htm "Presidents of the Security Council : 2000-"] , UN.org.]
March 9, 2004, President Vladimir Putinappointed Lavrov to the post of Minister for Foreign Affairs. He succeeded Igor Ivanovin the post.
Lavrov is regarded as continuing the style of his predecessor: a brilliant diplomat but a civil servant rather than a politician, Russia's foreign policy being largely determined by the President of the Russian Federation. Dr Bobo Lo, a Russian foreign policy expert at London's Chatham House has described him as "a tough, reliable, extremely sophisticated negotiator", but adding that "he's not part of Putin's inner sanctum" and that the toughening of Russian foreign policy has got very little to do with him. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6242774.stm Profile: Putin's foreign minister Lavrov] ]
Mr. Lavrov is married and has a daughter. His hobbies include playing the guitar and writing songs and poetry. He is a keen sportsman, but also a heavy smoker. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6242774.stm Profile: Putin's foreign minister Lavrov] ]
In December 2006 Lavrov was named Person of the Year by
Expert magazine, an influential weekly Russian business magazine.
*en icon [http://www.ln.mid.ru/bl.nsf/0/d2da2ea4fd6ac214c3256e530042edfd?OpenDocument Biography of Lavrov on the Department of Foreign Affairs site]
*ru icon [http://www.mid.ru Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia]
*ru icon [http://www.mgimo.ru Moscow State Institute of International Relations]
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