Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak

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Ambassador Kislyak (right) next to the Russian ambassador to Pakistan S. N. Peskov in 2007.

Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak (Russian: Серге́й Иванович Кисляк) (born 7 September 1950) is a Russian diplomat who has served as Russia's Ambassador to the United States since 2008.

Life and career[edit]

After graduating from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1973 and the USSR Academy of Foreign Trade in 1977, Kislyak joined the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1]

From 1981 to 1985, Kislyak was the Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Soviet Union to the United Nations in New York City, and from 1985 to 1989 he was First Secretary, Counsellor at the Embassy of the Soviet Union in Washington, D.C..

From 1989 to 1991 he was Deputy Director of the Department of International Organisations in the Soviet Foreign Ministry, and from 1991 to 1993 he was Deputy Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1993 to 1995 he was Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation and from 1995 to 1998 he was Director of the Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament in the Russian Foreign Ministry.[1]

In 1998, Kislyak was appointed as Ambassador of Russia to Belgium, and with residence in Brussels, also served as Permanent Representative of Russia to NATO.[1]

From 2003 to 2008 he served as Deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was appointed as Ambassador of Russia to the United States on 26 July 2008 by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sergey I. KISLYAK". Russia Profile. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ (Russian) "УКАЗ Президента РФ от 26.07.2008 N 1122". Presidential Press and Information Office. Retrieved 2008-10-16.