List of Ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Russia

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Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the
Russian Federation Британский Посол в России
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Incumbent
Mr Tim Barrow
CMG, LVO, MBE

since 2011
Style His Excellency
Residence Moscow
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder

The Lord St Helens
First Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United kingdom to Russia The Lord Bloomfield
First Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Russia

Sir John Crampton, Bt
First Ambassador to Russia
Formation

1801
Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

1844
Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary

1860
Ambasssadors
Website UK Embassy in Russia

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Russia (Russian: Британский Посол в России) is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Russian Federation, and in charge of the UK's diplomatic mission in Russia. The official title is Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Between 1844 and 1860 the status of the head of mission in Saint Petersburg was reduced from Ambassador to Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. The capital of Russia, and later the Soviet Union (from 1922 to 1991), was moved to Moscow in 1918.

Tim Barrow was appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Russia in 2011.

List of heads of mission[edit]

For the envoys to Russia from the Court of St James's before the creation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801, see List of Ambassadors of the Kingdom of England to Russia (for the period until 1707) and List of ambassadors of Great Britain to Russia (for the years 1707 to 1800).

Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary[edit]

1800-1801: Diplomatic Relations were suspended during the Second League of Armed Neutrality.

Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary[edit]

Ambassadors[edit]

Name Tenure Begin Tenure End British monarch Russian leader
Sir John Crampton, Bt 1860 1861 Queen Victoria Emperor Alexander II
The Lord Napier 1861 1864
Sir Andrew Buchanan, Bt 1864 1867
The Earl Vane 1867 1871
Lord Augustus Loftus 1871 1879
The Lord Dufferin and Claneboye 1879 1881
Sir Edward Thornton 1881 1884 Emperor Alexander III
Sir Robert Morier 1884 1893
Sir Frank Lascelles 1894 1895 Emperor Nicholas II
Emperor Michael II
Sir Nicholas Roderick O'Conor[3] 1895 1898
Sir Charles Stewart Scott 1898 1904
Sir Charles Hardinge 1904 1906 King Edward VII
Sir Arthur Nicolson, Bt 1906 1910
Sir George Buchanan 1910 1917 King George V
King Edward VIII
King George VI
no representation following the Russian Revolution 1917 1924 Vladimir Lenin
Sir Robert MacLeod Hodgson 1924 1929 Joseph Stalin
Sir Esmond Ovey 1929 1933
The Viscount Chilston 1933 1939
Sir William Seeds 1939 1940 King George VI
Hon. Sir Stafford Cripps 1940 1942
Sir Archibald Clark Kerr 1942 1946
Sir Maurice Peterson 1946 1949
Sir David Kelly 1949 1951
Sir Alvary Gascoigne 1951 1953
Sir William Hayter 1953 1957 Queen Elizabeth II Georgy Malenkov
Nikita Khrushchev
Sir Patrick Reilly 1957 1960 Nikita Khrushchev
Sir Frank Roberts 1960 1962
Sir Humphrey Trevelyan 1962 1965
Sir Geoffrey Harrison 1965 1968 Leonid Brezhnev
Sir Duncan Wilson 1968 1971
Sir John Killick 1971 1973
Sir Terence Garvey 1973 1976
Sir Howard Smith 1976 1978
Sir Curtis Keeble 1978 1982
Sir Iain Sutherland 1982 1985 Yuri Andropov
Konstantin Chernenko
Mikhail Gorbachev
Sir Bryan Cartledge 1985 1988 Mikhail Gorbachev
Sir Rodric Braithwaite 1988 1992
Sir Brian Fall 1992 1995 Boris Yeltsin
Sir Andrew Wood 1995 2000
Sir Roderic Lyne 2000 2004 Vladimir Putin
Sir Anthony Brenton 2004 2008
Dame Anne Pringle 2008 2011 Dmitry Medvedev
Tim Barrow[4] 2011 Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t S. T. Bindoff, E. F. Malcolm Smith and C. K. Webster, British Diplomatic Representatives 1789-1852 (Camden 3rd Series, 50, 1934).
  2. ^ a b c Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. pp. 81–82. 
  3. ^ "Sir Nicholas O'Conor Dead," New York Times. March 20, 1908.
  4. ^ "UK in Russia - Our Ambassador". Retrieved 5 January 2013.