Konstantin Kosachyov, the Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee

Konstantin Kosachyov
Chairman, State Duma International Affairs Committee
Chairman, Russian Delegation to PACE
1962 - Born in Moscow Region
1984 - Graduates, Moscow State Institute of International Relations
1984 - Deputy Director, Foreign Ministry of the USSR
1998 - International Affairs Council, Russian Prime Minister
1999 - Deputy Head, Secretariat of Chairman of the Government
1999 - State Duma Deputy
2001 - First Vice Chairman, Fatherland All Russia party, State Duma
2003 - Chairman, State Duma International Affairs Committee 
2004 - Chairman of Russian Delegation to PACE
2005 - Elected Vice President, PACE
Konstantin Kosachev is a career diplomat. He was elected to the State Duma for the first time in 1999 and currently serves as the chairman of the Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs. A respected diplomat prior to his service in the Duma, Mr Kosachev worked on various Russian diplomatic missions as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow. He was also a counselor at the Russian Embassy in Sweden and represented Russia during negotiations with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as well as the Parliament of Sweden. He has been awarded the Russian Order of Friendship and the Swedish Royal Order of the North Star. He is fluent in Swedish and English.
 
2006 was an intense year for Russia, in the sphere of international relations. This included the Middle East conflict and Hamas visit to Moscow, rising gas prices and a new energy policy, the G8 Summit in St.Petersburg and Russia`s Presidency of the Council of Europe, along with playing a mediating role in the Iran nuclear issue and WTO talks. Konstantin Kosachyov, the Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, is on Spotlight to tell us more