Russian Diplomat Day

Aleksandr Yakovenko, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister

1954 – Born in Moscow
1976 – Graduates, Moscow State University of International Relations
1976 – Joins Soviet Foreign Ministry working for Department of International Organisations, Foreign Policy Planning Department and Permanent Mission of The USSR to The UN
1993 – Deputy director, Department of International Scientific and Technical Co-operation, Russian Foreign Ministry
1995 – Deputy director, Department of Security and Disarmament, Russian Foreign Ministry
1995 – Russia’s representative, Governing board, International Science and Technology Centre
1997 – Deputy Russian Permanent Representative, International Organisations, Vienna
2000 – Director, Information and Press Department, Russian Foreign Ministry
2005 – Deputy Russian Foreign Minister

Today we will talk about diplomacy. On this day as early as 1549 a professional diplomatic office was established within the structure of Russian government. This day is commemorated by Russian diplomats as their professional holiday. We’re taking this occasion to interview the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister - Alexander Yakovenko.