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Sergey Lavrov
(Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia)
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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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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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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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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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

Currently the director of the Information and Press department of Russia’s Foreign Affairs ministry, Maria Zakharova is from a family of diplomats. Putin’s top aide is also known for her sarcastic comments on sensitive issues on various talk shows and for her seductive selfies and trademark red lipstick.

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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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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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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

Russian politician Dmitry Rogozin has not just been the Russian ambassador to NATO but has also headed the Russian space agency Roscosmos as its director general. He also led the nationalist political party Rodina and has been Russia’s deputy prime minister for Defense and Space Industry.

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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
(Russian Diplomat and Former Child Actor)
Vitaly Churkin
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Birthdate: February 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: February 20, 2017

Russian politician Vitaly Churkin began his career as a child actor at age 11, with the Soviet film The Blue Notebook. He grew up to lead his county as an ambassador to Canada, Belgium, and the UN. His sudden and mysterious death at work in his New York office stunned everyone.

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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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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

Soviet politician Yuri Brezhnev was a member of CPSU and held a seat in the party’s Central Committee. He served as First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade. Allegations of embezzlement and corruption compelled Brezhnev to retire and become a pensioner following which he was arrested and his belongings were confiscated. He was the son of influential Soviet politician Leonid Brezhnev.

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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, Russia

Russian politician and former foreign affairs minister Igor Ivanov has also led the Security Council of the Russian Federation as its secretary. He is equipped with a PhD in history, has worked as a researcher, and has published several books on foreign affairs. He now teaches at the MGIMO University.

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Fyodor Tyutchev
(Russian Poet and Diplomat)
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: Mozhayskiy, Moscow, Russia
Died: April 6, 2010

Soviet politician Anatoly Dobrynin, who had been the Soviet ambassador to the US, initially worked as an aircraft engineer. He later held several important posts at the Moscow foreign office. He was key to the Soviet-US relationship during the Cold War and later led the international department of the Russian Communist Party’s Secretariat.

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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

Russian politician and former foreign minister Sergey Sazonov had also worked in the Russian embassies of Washington, D.C., London, and the Vatican. He was also responsible for strengthening Russia’s ties with France, Great Britain, and Germany. In his later years, he opposed Bolshevism and died in Nice, while writing his memoirs.

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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

The son of an affluent Crimean Karaite merchant, Adolph Joffe grew up to be a Bolshevik politician and a revolutionary. He later represented the Soviet Union as its ambassador to China and Austria. A lifelong supporter of Leon Trotsky, he committed suicide after Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party.

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Karl Nesselrode
(Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1816 - 1856))
Karl Nesselrode
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Birthdate: December 14, 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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Pyotr Andreyevich Tolstoy
(Statesman)
Pyotr Andreyevich Tolstoy
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Birthdate: 1645 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: February 17, 1729
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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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Alexander Izvolsky
(Diplomat)
Alexander Izvolsky
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Birthdate: March 18, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 16, 1919
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Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin
(Diplomat)
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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Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky
(Statesman)
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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Antiochus Kantemir
(Poet)
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
(Diplomat)
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
(Diplomat)
Friedrich Martens
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Birthdate: August 27, 1845
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pärnu, Estonia
Died: June 19, 1909
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Alexey Fyodorovich Orlov
(Diplomat)
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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Artamon Matveyev
(Statesman)
Artamon Matveyev
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Birthdate: 1625 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 25, 1682
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Pyotr Andreyevich, Count Shuvalov
(Diplomat)
Pyotr Andreyevich, Count Shuvalov
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Birthdate: June 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 22, 1889
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Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky
(Statesman)
Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky
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Birthdate: December 30, 1824
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
Died: August 30, 1896
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Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov
(Statesman)
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
(Diplomat)
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
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Nikolay Alexeyevich Orlov
(Diplomat)
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
(Jurist)
Grigory Tunkin
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Birthdate: September 30, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vinogradovsky District, Russia
Died: August 23, 1993