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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19 May 2020
Sergey Lavrov

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

Interview with the RBC media holding on current international issues
516
17 February 2020
Sergey Lavrov

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

Remarks and answers to media questions during the 56th Munich Security Conference
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4 February 2020
Sergey Lavrov

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

Antarctica: 200 Years of Peace
713
20 December 2019
Sergey Lavrov

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

Neighbours in Europe
1264
13 November 2019
Sergey Lavrov

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

BRICS Strategic Partnership for Global Stability, Shared Security and Innovative Growth
1147
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
8181
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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29 November 2017
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
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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
1888
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
1173
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
1907
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
2790
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
2116
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
2299
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
1299
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
1314
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
2464
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
1473
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
1919
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
1729
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
1517
3 October 2012
Sergey Lavrov

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

"Reset" Cannot Last Forever

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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