Sergey Lavrov - 65 today celebrates its 65th anniversary of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
He took his current position in 2004. Earlier diplomat ten years was Russia's permanent representative to the UN. To date, the Minister three times already forwarded to your post. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was born March 21, 1950 in Moscow. In 1972, he graduated from the Eastern Department of the Faculty of International Relations of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), mastered English, French and Sinhalese. The first country to which Lavrov went to work after graduation, became Sri Lanka. He worked as a translator, head of protocol, personal secretary and assistant to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USSR in Sri Lanka Rafik Nishanova. In 1981, Sergei Lavrov, left the diplomatic service in the United States - a permanent establishment of the Soviet Union at the United Nations in New York. There he worked as the first secretary, counselor, and then senior adviser. From 1988 to 1994, the diplomat worked in the main the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, and in 1992 became Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev.
Ten years Sergei Lavrov was the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations - from 1994 to 2004. Sergei Lavrov has rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation. In May 2006 he became a member of the Federal Emergency Headquarters of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee of Russia. Almost immediately after the diplomat headed the Foreign Ministry in 2004, Russia for the first time in 10 years took advantage of the UN Security Council veto on the referendum on the reunification of Cyprus. In October 2011 with the participation of Russia Lavrov again veto. This time it concerned a draft resolution on Syria, where in the spring of that year, civil war broke out.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has repeatedly stated the impossibility of interference in the internal affairs of other countries, and by all means let the repetition of the Libyan scenario in Syria. Family Minister's wife - Maria A. Lavrov, on a philologist, a teacher of Russian language and literature, she worked in the library of the Permanent Mission of Russia to the UN. In Lavrov has a daughter Catherine, a graduate of Columbia University, New York and Master's in London. Quotes "The modern world - not a kindergarten, where there are some teachers, to impose sanctions at their own discretion." "Waltz by definition - is going in circles. Waltz is therefore not suitable. Tango - well, there also have any sudden movements. Twist we already had. So - two steps forward, one step back.
The trend is absolutely positive. " "At various international forums that one, another minister of the country, declared Russian sanctions, takes me aside and twisting button on his jacket, please log in position. Like, we do not want, but forced. Consensus and solidarity. " "The attack on the citizens of Russia - the attack on Russia." "Do not hesitate to remember, such as violence at the Maidan, which ended with dozens of victims, called democracy and peaceful protests, which are now held in the southeast, is called terrorism and declare the use of the army for the so-called anti-terrorist operation ".