Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации
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Ministry seal

Russian Foreign Ministry Building on Moscow's Smolenskaya Square.
Agency overview
Formed 1549 as Posolsky Prikaz
Preceding agencies Ministry of External Relations of the USSR (1991)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR (1946—1991)
People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs (1917—1946)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire (1802—1917)
Collegium of Foreign Affairs (1717—1802)
Posolsky Prikaz (1549—1720)
Jurisdiction President of Russia
Headquarters 32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya pl, Moscow
55°44′46″N 37°35′3″E / 55.74611°N 37.58417°E / 55.74611; 37.58417Coordinates: 55°44′46″N 37°35′3″E / 55.74611°N 37.58417°E / 55.74611; 37.58417
Minister responsible Sergey Lavrov
Child agency Rossotrudnichestvo
Website www.mid.ru

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации, МИД РФ) is the central government institution charged with leading the foreign affairs of Russia. Its predecessor organisation is the Ministry of External Relations of the USSR. The current Foreign Minister is Sergey Lavrov.

Ministers of Foreign Affairs[edit]

See also[edit]

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In connection with the Moscow building that houses the Ministry's main office:

Official website[edit]