Mikhail Bogdanov

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Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Special Presidential Presentative on the Middle East.

RIAC member.

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Mr. Bogdanov started his career in the civil service in 1974.

He has held several positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both in Russia and abroad, including: the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, the Lebanese Republic and the Syrian Arab Republic. He has served as Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the State of Israel, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Arab Republic of Egypt and Plenipotentiary Representative to the League of Arab States.

June 2011: Appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

January 2012: Appointed Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East.

October 2014: Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Bogdanov holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

He is fluent in Arabic and English.

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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