Famous Russian Diplomats

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Vyacheslav Molotov
(1st Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (1942 – 1957))
Vyacheslav Molotov
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Birthdate: March 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: November 8, 1986

Vyacheslav Molotov was a Soviet diplomat and politician. An Old Bolshevik, Molotov played a key role in bringing the Bolsheviks to power. He also played a major role during the Great Purge, signing 373 execution lists. Molotov was portrayed by actor Michael Palin in the 2017 political satire black comedy film The Death of Stalin.

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Sergey Lavrov
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia (Since 2004))
Sergey Lavrov
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Birthdate: March 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Sergey Lavrov is a Russian diplomat and politician. Since 2004, he has been serving as the foreign minister of Russia. An alumnus of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), he began his diplomatic career in 1972. Considered a brilliant diplomat, he was later appointed to the post of minister of foreign affairs. He is multi-lingual. 

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Maria Zakharova
(Russian Politician and Head of Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry's Information and Press Department)
Maria Zakharova
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Birthdate: December 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Alexandra Kollontai
(Russian Revolutionary and Diplomat & First Woman in History to Become an Official Member of a Governing Cabinet)
Alexandra Kollontai
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Birthdate: March 31, 1872
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 9, 1952

Alexandra Kollontai was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and diplomat. She served as the People's Commissar for Welfare in Lenin’s government. A powerful figure, she became the first woman in history to become an official member of a governing cabinet. She was also one of the few women to play a prominent role during the Russian Revolution. 

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Sergei Ivanov
(Chief of the Presidential Administration of Russia (2011–2016))
Sergei Ivanov
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Birthdate: January 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russian politician Sergei Ivanov has been the Special Representative of Russian President Vladimir Putin on issues related to the environment, the ecology, and transport, since 2016. He has previously also been the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Russian minister of defense. A polyglot, he can speak Norwegian and French, too.

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Vladimir Kryuchkov
(Soviet Lawyer, Diplomat, and 7th Chairman of the Committee for State Security (KGB) (1988 - 1991))
Vladimir Kryuchkov
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Birthdate: February 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Died: November 23, 2007

Soviet lawyer, diplomat, and KGB chief Vladimir Kryuchkov is best remembered for his involvement in the 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev. Born to working-class Stalin-supporting parents, he initially worked with the Communist Youth League. He misinterpreted the Able Archer 83 conflict simulation as the beginning of a nuclear attack.

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Chinghiz Aitmatov
(One of the Best Known Literary Figures in Kyrgyzstan)
Chinghiz Aitmatov
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Birthdate: December 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sheker village, Kirghiz ASSR, Soviet Union
Died: June 10, 2008
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Maxim Litvinov
(Russian Revolutionary and Former Soviet Ambassador to the United States (1941 - 1943))
Maxim Litvinov
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Birthdate: July 17, 1876
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland
Died: December 31, 1951

Soviet diplomat Maksim Litvinov believed in disarmament and was behind the adoption of the Kellogg–Briand Pact and the Litvinov Protocol. He had also been the Soviet Ambassador to the US and later served as the deputy commissar for foreign affairs. He was the grandfather of Russian-American author Pavel Litvinov.

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Valentina Matviyenko
(Russian Politician and the First Female Leader of Saint Petersburg)
Valentina Matviyenko
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Birthdate: April 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Shepetivka, Ukraine
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Dmitry Rogozin
(Russian Politician and Former Director General of Roscosmos (2018 - 2022))
Dmitry Rogozin
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Birthdate: December 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow
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Yevgeny Primakov
(Prime Minister of Russia from 1998 to 1999)
Yevgeny Primakov
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Birthdate: October 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: June 26, 2015

Former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov had begun his career as a journalist for Pravda. He later went on multiple espionage missions as a KGB official, using the codename MAKSIM. He also denied reports that his father was a victim of the Stalinist purge and that he had changed his surname.

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Sergey Kislyak
(Senator from Mordovia)
Sergey Kislyak
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Birthdate: September 7, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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Vitaly Churkin
(Former Russian Ambassador to Belgium (1994 - 1998), Canada (1998 - 2003), and the United Nations (2006 - 2017))
Vitaly Churkin
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Birthdate: February 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: February 20, 2017
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Alexandr Griboyedov
(Author Recognized as 'homo unius libri' for His Work 'Woe from Wit')
Alexandr Griboyedov
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Birthdate: January 15, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 11, 1829

Russian playwright Alexandr Griboyedov is best remembered for his comedy Gore ot uma, or Woe from Wit. He participated in the Decembrist revolt and even got arrested once. He was the Russian Ambassador to Iran and died at the hands of an Iranian mob during an attack on the embassy.

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Pavel Milyukov
(Russian Liberal Politician and Former Member of the Russian State Duma (1906 - 1917))
Pavel Milyukov
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Birthdate: January 27, 1859
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 31, 1943
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Yuri Brezhnev
(Soviet Politician and First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations)
Yuri Brezhnev
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Birthdate: March 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russia
Died: August 3, 2013
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Adolph Joffe
(Russian Bolshevik Revolutionary and Former Ambassador of the Soviet Union to China (1922 - 1924))
Adolph Joffe
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Birthdate: October 10, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Simferopol, Russia
Died: November 16, 1927
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Igor Ivanov
(Russian Politician and Former Foreign Minister (1998 - 2004))
Igor Ivanov
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Birthdate: September 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow
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Fyodor Tyutchev
(Former writer whose whole literary output constitutes a struggle to fuse political passion with poetic imagination)
Fyodor Tyutchev
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Birthdate: 1803 AD
Birthplace: Ovstug, Russia
Died: 1873 AD

Born to an affluent landowner, Fyodor Tyutchev was homeschooled and grew up to represent his country as a diplomat in Germany. A nationalist and Pan-Slavist, he also became one of the most-quoted Russian poets. His love poems were inspired by his affair with his daughter’s governess.

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Anatoly Dobrynin
(Soviet Politician and Former Ambassador of the Soviet Union to the United States (1962 - 1986))
Anatoly Dobrynin
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Birthdate: November 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Krasnaya Gorka, Russia
Died: April 6, 2010
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Sergey Sazonov
(Former Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire (1910 - 1916))
Sergey Sazonov
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Birthdate: August 10, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ryazan province, Russia
Died: December 25, 1927
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Karl Nesselrode
(Diplomat)
Karl Nesselrode
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Birthdate: December 13, 1780
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: March 23, 1862

Karl Nesselrode was a Russian German diplomat remembered for his service as the Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire from 1816 to 1856. Nesselrode played a major role during the negotiations with the USA, which defined the boundary between the Oregon Country and Russian America; Nesselrode was a plenipotentiary during the negotiations that culminated in the Russo-American Treaty of 1824.

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Chung Il Kwon
(Politician)
Chung Il Kwon
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Birthdate: November 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ussuriysk, Russia
Died: January 17, 1994

Russian-born Korean army general Chung Il Kwon had an Imperial Russian Army interpreter as a father. He had been the foreign minister and prime minister of Korea and part of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. He also led South Korea in some of the most significant battles in the Korean War.

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Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky
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Birthdate: August 23, 1809
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: November 30, 1881
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Pyotr Andreyevich Tolstoy
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Birthdate: 1645 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: February 17, 1729
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Alexander Izvolsky
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Birthdate: March 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 16, 1919
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Dorothea Lieven
(Diplomat)
Dorothea Lieven
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Birthdate: December 17, 1785
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Latvia
Died: January 27, 1857
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Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin
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Birthdate: June 1, 1693
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 21, 1768
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Antiochus Kantemir
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Birthdate: September 8, 1708
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iași, Romania
Died: March 31, 1744
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Sava Vladislavich
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Birthdate: January 16, 1669
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jasenik, Gacko, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Died: June 17, 1738
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Friedrich Martens
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Birthdate: August 27, 1845
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
Died: June 19, 1909
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Artamon Matveyev
(Statesman)
Artamon Matveyev
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Birthdate: 1625 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 25, 1682
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Alexey Fyodorovich Orlov
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Birthdate: October 19, 1787
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 21, 1862
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Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky
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Birthdate: December 30, 1824
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
Died: August 30, 1896
Pyotr Andreyevich, Count Shuvalov
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Birthdate: June 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 22, 1889
Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov
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Birthdate: July 12, 1714
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus
Died: February 15, 1767
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Vasily Lukich Dolgorukov
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Birthdate: 1672 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: November 8, 1739
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Boris Kurakin
(Ambassador)
Boris Kurakin
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Birthdate: July 30, 1676
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: October 17, 1727
Nikolay Alexeyevich Orlov
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Birthdate: April 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 17, 1885
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Grigory Tunkin
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Birthdate: September 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vinogradovsky District, Russia
Died: August 23, 1993