Happy 65th birthday to Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov!
LAVROV Sergey Viktorovich
Born March 21, 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.
As Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov celebrates his 65th birthday on Saturday, we look at the top five reasons for why Russians consistently rate him as their top-performing government official.
Aspiring poet Sergei Lavrov, who happens also to be Russia’s foreign minister, released a series of poems Wednesday on the theme of emigration and the impossibility of ever truly leaving Russia behind.
One of the poems, published by Russky Pioner magazine, was written in 1995 — a time when Lavrov says “it seemed the whole country would slip away into the abroad.”
The work describes the sense of loss Russia suffered at the end of the 20th century, when many of its citizens left the country. It reads woefully: “Guess, where are the bridges for immigrants of the last wave to return?”
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