Dmitry Mezentsev

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Mezentsev (right) with President Dmitry Medvedev, 2010

Dmitry Fyodorovich Mezentsev (Russian: Дми́трий Фёдорович Ме́зенцев; born 18 August 1959, Leningrad)[1] is a Russian politician and the Governor of Irkutsk Oblast, General Secretary of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, appointed on 7 June 2012, to hold position from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015.[2] He was appointed to head the foreign affairs and media committees in the upper house of the Duma by Vladimir Putin.[3]

His awards include:


  1. ^ Candidate Details from 2012 Presidential Election
  2. ^ Oliphant, Roland (24 January 2012). "Mezentsev Wants Action on Mill Closure". The Moscow Times. 
  3. ^ Pravda, Alex (2005). Leading Russia--Putin in perspective: essays in honour of Archie Brown. Oxford University Press. p. 129. ISBN 978-0-19-927614-1.