Sergey Lavrov

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (RF).

Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

Worked in the Soviet embassy in Sri-Lanka, senior counselor at the USSR Permanent Representative office to the UN in New York, in a number of positions at the central office of the USSR and then at the RF MFA. Was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative to the UN and Russian Representative to the UN Security Council. Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Since 2004, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Recipient of state awards.

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2 October 2019
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Statement and answers to questions at the Primakov Readings International Forum
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24 September 2019
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

World at a Crossroads and a System of International Relations for the Future
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25 July 2018
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Article by Foreign Minister of Russia, published by the South African magazine Ubuntu on July 25, 2018
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2 July 2018
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Interview to British Channel 4
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31 March 2017
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

I Don't Believe that We Are Having Another Cold War
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6 November 2015
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Russian World on the path to consolidation
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14 September 2015
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

The United Nations’ legitimacy is unique
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28 August 2015
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

70th Anniversary of the End of World War II: Lessons from History and New Vistas
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30 January 2015
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Russia’s Priorities in Europe and the World
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26 January 2015
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Sergey Lavrov’s Address and Annual News Conference on Russia’s Diplomatic Performance in 2014
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11 September 2014
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Throwing Russia off balance is ultimate aim
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27 August 2014
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

The truth must be revealed
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15 May 2014
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

The attempts to draw Ukraine into NATO would be very negative for the entire system of European security
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7 April 2014
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine
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27 March 2014
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Russia’s priority is to strengthen friendship and cooperation in Europe in the XXI century
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26 September 2013
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Washington Post Interview
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21 June 2013
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

US actions may derail Syria peace conference
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20 May 2013
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

'The Law of Politics' According to Sergei Lavrov
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29 April 2013
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Interview to the Foreign Policy Magazine
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5 April 2013
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Russia's foreign policy philosophy
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15 February 2013
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

Interview for the documentary film on Syria by Hubert Seipel
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3 October 2012
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

"Reset" Cannot Last Forever
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1 January 1970
Sergey Lavrov

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of Board of Trustees of RIAC

We consider Syria’s territorial integrity a must

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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