Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MFA Russia; Russian: Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации, МИД РФ) is the central government institution charged with leading the foreign policy and foreign relations of Russia. It is a continuation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, which was under the supervision of the Soviet Ministry of External Relations. Sergei Lavrov is the current foreign minister.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation [1]
Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации
Ministry seal
Flag of MID of Russia

Russian Foreign Ministry Building on Moscow's Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square
Agency overview
Formed1549 (1549) [2]
Preceding agency
JurisdictionRussian Federation
Headquarters32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya Square, Moscow
55°44′46″N 37°35′3″E
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executives
  • Sergey Vyazalov, Director-General of Russia's MFA
  • Grigoriy Karasin, State Secretary of Russia's MFA [3]
Child agency
Websitewww.mid.ru
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Overseas schools

The ministry operates a network of overseas schools for children of Russian diplomats.[4]

First Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation

  • Fyodor Shelov-Kovedyayev (19 October 1991 – 16 October 1992)
  • Pyotr Aven (11 November 1991 – 22 February 1992)
  • Anatoly Adamishin (16 October 1992 – 14 November 1994)
  • Igor Ivanov (30 December 1993 – 24 September 1998)
  • Boris Pastukhov (3 February 1996 – 25 September 1998)
  • Aleksandr Avdeyev (30 October 1998 – 21 February 2002)
  • Vyacheslav Trubnikov (28 June 2000 – 29 July 2004)
  • Valery Loshchinin (22 February 2002 – 26 December 2005)
  • Eleonora Mitrofanova (21 May 2003 – 13 August 2004)
  • Andrei Denisov (8 April 2006 – 22 April 2013)

Current First Deputy Foreign Minister

  • Vladimir Titov (22 April 2013 – present)
  • (relations with European countries)

Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation

  • Boris Kolokolov (24 April 1981 – 21 February 1996)
  • Georgy Kunadze (20 March 1991 – 30 December 1993)
  • Andrei Kolosovsky (18 June 1991 – 16 September 1993)
  • Georgy Mamedov (26 December 1991 – 5 June 2003)
  • Boris Pastukhov (22 February 1992 – 3 February 1996)
  • Sergei Lavrov (3 April 1992 – 3 November 1994)
  • Vitaly Churkin (4 June 1992 – 11 November 1994)
  • Sergei Krylov (8 October 1993 – 20 December 1996)
  • Aleksandr Panov (30 December 1993 – 15 October 1996)
  • Albert Chernyshyov (30 December 1993 – 13 June 1996)
  • Nikolai Afanasyevsky (3 November 1994 – 6 January 1999)
  • Viktor Posuvalyuk (14 November 1994 – 1 August 1999)
  • Yury Dubinin (20 December 1994 – 13 June 1996)
  • Vasily Sidorov (9 November 1995 – 28 January 1998)
  • Yury Zubakov (3 February 1996 – 14 September 1998)
  • Ivan Kuznetsov (26 February 1996 – 14 April 1997)
  • Aleksandr Avdeyev (20 December 1996 – 30 October 1998)
  • Ivan Sergeyev (14 April 1997 – 17 November 2001)
  • Yury Ushakov (28 January 1998 – 2 March 1999)
  • Yury Proshin (25 May 1998 – 2 August 1999)
  • Vasily Sredin (30 October 1998 – 17 October 2001)
  • Leonid Drachevsky (16 November 1998 – 25 May 1999)
  • Yevgeny Gusarov (6 January 1999 – 7 October 2002)
  • Sergei Ordzhonikidze (2 March 1999 – 26 February 2002)
  • Ivan Ivanov (6 July 1999 – 13 September 2001)
  • Grigory Berdennikov (27 March 1992 – 16 September 1993; 18 October 1999 – 2 April 2001)
  • Viktor Kalyuzhny (31 May 2000 – 29 July 2004)
  • Aleksei Fedotov (7 July 2000 – 11 March 2004)
  • Valery Loshchinin (7 April 2001 – 22 February 2002)
  • Anatoly Safonov (4 October 2001 – 13 August 2004)
  • Aleksandr Saltanov (17 October 2001 – 5 May 2011)
  • Andrei Denisov (28 December 2001 – 12 July 2004)
  • Anatoly Potapov (14 January 2002 – 17 February 2004)
  • Sergei Razov (18 March 2002 – 10 June 2005)
  • Yury Fedotov (7 June 2002 – 9 June 2005)
  • Vladimir Chizhov (10 November 2002 – 15 July 2005)
  • Sergei Kislyak (4 July 2003 – 26 July 2008)
  • Doku Zavgayev (17 February – 13 August 2004)
  • Aleksandr Alekseyev (13 August 2004 – 3 January 2007)
  • Aleksandr Yakovenko (5 August 2005 – 24 January 2011)
  • Vladimir Titov (19 October 2005 – 22 April 2013)
  • Aleksandr Losyukov (23 March 2000 – 2 March 2004; 3 January 2007 – 26 March 2008)
  • Aleksei Borodavkin (26 March 2008 – 5 December 2011)
  • Aleksei Meshkov (6 September 2001 – 20 January 2004; 25 December 2012 – 23 October 2017)
  • Vasily Nebenzya (1 June 2013 – 26 July 2017)
  • Anatoly Antonov (29 December 2016 – 21 August 2017)
  • Gennady Gatilov (24 January 2011 – 31 January 2018)

Current Deputy Foreign Ministers

  • (State-Secretary; relations with CIS countries, relations with other state bodies)
  • (relations with American countries and security and disarmament issues)
  • (relations with African countries and the Middle East)
  • Igor Morgulov (22 December 2011 – present)
  • (relations with Asian countries)
  • (on countering terrorism)
  • Yevgeny Ivanov (5 October 2017 – present)
  • (consular issues)
  • Aleksandr Pankin (23 October 2017 – present)
  • (relations with European organizations, countries of Western and Southern Europe)
  • Aleksandr Grushko (6 September 2005 – 23 October 2012; 22 January 2018 – present)
  • Sergei Vershinin (27 March 2018 – present)

General Directors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

  • Doku Zavgayev (13 August 2004 – 23 September 2009)
  • Mikhail Vanin (23 September 2009 – 6 April 2012)
  • Sergei Mareyev (6 April 2012 – 22 August 2015)

Current General Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Sergei Vyazalov (22 August 2015 – present)

See also

In connection with the Moscow building that houses the Ministry's main office:

References

  1. "" (). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Retrieved on 10 November 2017.
  2. "" (). The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Retrieved on 10 November 2017.
  3. "" (). Structural diagram of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Retrieved on 11 November 2017.
  4. "Специализированные структурные образовательные подразделения МИД России (заграншколы МИД России) (официальные сайты)" (Archive). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Retrieved on 14 April 2015.

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