Dmitry Peskov

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Dmitry S. Peskov
News conference of Vladimir Putin 2012-12-20 10.jpeg
Peskov at a news conference in 2012
Native name Дмитрий Песков
Born (1967-10-17) October 17, 1967 (age 47)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Institute of Asian and African Countries
Occupation Press secretary
Children 3

Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov (Russian: Дмитрий Серге́евич Песков (born October 17, 1967) is a Russian diplomat, and the current press spokesman for the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Peskov was born in Moscow in 1967. His father, Sergey, headed the Russian diplomatic mission in Pakistan.[2]

In 1989 he graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Countries at Moscow State University specializing in history and Eastern studies. In the same year he joined the Soviet Foreign Ministry.


Over the course of ten years, Peskov rose through the ranks to become the first secretary of the Russian embassy in Ankara, Turkey.

In 2000 he returned to Russia to work at the press service of the Russian President, serving a number of positions, including a four-year term as first deputy press secretary of the Russian president from 2004 to 2008. He has served as Putin’s spokesperson since April 2000.

Dmitry Peskov was named as Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov's press secretary on 25 April 2008,[3] putting him in place to lead Vladimir Putin's press operations when he moved to the job of Prime Minister under Dmitry Medvedev's presidency. In May 2012, when Putin again became President, Peskov succeeded Natalya Timakova as the presidential spokesperson.

Personal life[edit]

Dmitry Peskov is married and has three children. He speaks three foreign languages: German, English and Turkish.[4]


  1. ^ "Putin's chief spokesperson: 'We have our red lines'". BBC News. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Pigareva, Olga. "Prominent Russians: Dmitry Peskov". RT Rrussiapedia. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Putin begins forming prime ministerial team, Reuters 25 April 2008
  4. ^ Pigareva, Olga. "Prominent Russians: Dmitry Peskov". RT Rrussiapedia. Retrieved 19 November 2014.