Sergey Lavrov Politician
Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Лавро́в, 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 Medvedev, and in 2012 by Putin). Prior to that, Lavrov was a Soviet diplomat and Russia's ambassador to the United Nations from 1994 to 2004. Lavrov speaks Russian, English, French and Sinhala. Lavrov was born in Moscow to an Armenian father from Tbilisi and Russian mother from Georgia. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1972. Lavrov was sent as a Soviet diplomat to Sri Lanka, where he worked until 1976. He then returned to Moscow and worked in the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 1981, he was sent as a senior adviser to the Soviet mission at the United Nations in New York City, and worked there until 1988. He worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1994, when he returned to work in the United Nations, this time as the Permanent Representative of Russia.
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|March 21st, 1950|
|Armenians in Russia|
1. Moscow State Institute of International Relations Colleges/University
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) (Russian: Московский государственный институт международных отношений (Университет) МИД России, often abbreviated МГИМО, MGIMO) is the diplomatic school of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. It is the oldest and the most renowned school in Russia for preparing professionals in international relations and diplomacy. MGIMO is one of the members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. 56 languages are taught at MGIMO, making it the university in the world who offers most languages.
October 14th, 1944
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People attended Moscow State Institute of International Relations connected by profession and/or age
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