Sergey Lavrov

Politician from Armenia

Sergey Lavrov Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov (Russian: Сергей Викторович Лавров; Armenian: Սերգեյ Լավրովը; born 21 March 1950) is a Russian diplomat who has been the Foreign Minister of Russia since 2004. His nomination to the Foreign Minister office were approved by two Russian presidents, in 2008 by Dmitry Medvedev, and in 2012 by Vladimir Putin. Prior to that, Lavrov was a Soviet diplomat and Russia's ambassador to the United Nations from 1994 to 2004. Beside his native Russian, Lavrov also speaks English, French, Maldivian and Sinhala, as well as a little bit of Armenian. Lavrov was born in Moscow to an Armenian father from Tbilisi and Russian mother from Georgia. His mother worked in the Soviet Ministry for Foreign Trade. Lavrov graduated from high school with a silver medal, and his favorite class was physics, so he planned to enter either, National Research Nuclear University or Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, but he entered the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and graduated in 1972. During his education at the MGIMO, Lavrov studied the international relations. Soon he learned Sinhala language, an official language on the Sri Lanka and the Maldivian  ( Wikipedia article )


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Party From To
United Russia


Institution From To
Moscow State Institute of International Relations

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