Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs
MID emblem.png
Sergey Lavrov February 2016.jpg
Incumbent
Sergey Lavrov

since February 24, 2004
Appointer President of Russia
First holder Ivan Viskovatyi (1st head of the Russian Foreign Ministry)
Andrey Kozyrev (1st Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation)
Website www.mid.ru

This is a list of foreign ministers of Tsardom of Russia, Russian Empire, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, and Russian Federation.

Heads of Posolsky Prikaz, 1549–1699[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
1 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Ivan Viskovatyi January 2, 1549 August 2, 1562[1] Ivan IV
2 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Andrey Vasilyev September, 1562 July 25, 1570
3 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Andrey Shchelkalov November, 1570 June 17, 1594
4 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Vasily Shchelkalov June 30, 1594 May 1601 Feodor I
Boris Godunov
5 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Afanasy Vlasyev May 1601 May 8, 1605
Feodor II
6 Иван Тарасович Грамотин.gif Ivan Gramotin August 1605 February 14, 1606 False Dmitriy I
7 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Vasily Telepnev 1606 March 1611 Vasili IV
False Dmitry II
8 Иван Тарасович Грамотин.gif Ivan Gramotin November 20, 1611 September 1612
Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Fedor Androsov
(Acting)
September 1612 June 1613
9 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Pyotr Tretyakov June 1613 May 16, 1618 Michael I
10 Иван Тарасович Грамотин.gif Ivan Gramotin May 1618 December 21, 1626
11 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Efim Telepnev December 22, 1626 July 30, 1630
12 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Fedor Likhachov September 21, 1630 December 25, 1631
13 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Ivan Gryazev October 1, 1632 April 17, 1634
14 Иван Тарасович Грамотин.gif Ivan Gramotin May 19, 1634 July 19, 1635
15 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Fedor Likhachov September 21, 1635 September 1, 1643
16 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Grigory Lvov September 1, 1643 December 27, 1646
Alexis
17 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Nazary Chistoy January 6, 1647 June 2, 1648
18 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Mikhail Volosheninov July 4, 1648 April 1653
19 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Almaz Ivanov September 28, 1653 March 10, 1667
21 Ордин-Нащокин.jpg Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin July 15, 1667 February 21, 1671
22 Matveyev Artamon portrait.jpg Artamon Matveyev February 22, 1671 July 3, 1676
23 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Larion Ivanov July 4, 1676 December 21, 1680
Feodor III
24 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Vasily Volynsky December 21, 1680 May 6, 1681
Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Larion Ivanov
(Acting)
May 6, 1681 May 15, 1682
Sofia Alekseyevna,
Ivan V
and Peter I
25 Golytsin GIM.jpg Vasily Galitzine May 17, 1682 September 6, 1689
26 Coat of Arms of Russia 1577.png Emelian Ukraintsev September 6, 1689 April 19, 1699 Ivan V
and Peter I
27 Naryshkin Lev Kirillovich.jpg Lev Naryshkin 1697 1699 Peter I

Chancellors and vice-chancellors of the Russian Empire, 1699–1801[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
28 Fedor Golovin.PNG Fyodor Golovin February 18, 1700 August 2, 1706 Peter I
29 Shafirov.jpg Pyotr Shafirov September 1706 1708
30 Chancelor G.I.Golovkin by I.Nikitin (1720s, Tretyakov gallery).jpg Gavriil Golovkin 1708 January 20, 1734
Catherine I
Peter II
Anna
31 HeinrichGrafOstermann.jpg Andrey Osterman 1734 1740
32 Aleksey Mikhailovich Tcherkassky.PNG Aleksey Tcherkassky November 10, 1740 November 4, 1742 Ivan VI
33 Chancellor bestuzhev.jpg Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin November 4, 1742 February 15, 1758 Elizabeth
34 RusPortraits v2-205 Le Comte Michel Ilarionowitch Worontzoff.jpg Mikhail Vorontsov November 23, 1758 October 27, 1763
Peter III
35 N.I. Panin by unknown (Vladivostok).jpg Nikita Panin October 27, 1763 April 10, 1781 Catherine II
36 Ivan Alexandrovich Osterman.PNG Ivan Osterman April 10, 1781 May 2, 1797
37 A.A.Bezborodko by Lampi (1794, Hermitage).jpg Aleksandr Bezborodko May 2, 1797 April 6, 1799 Paul I
38 Orest Kiprensky 006.jpeg Fyodor Rostopchin April 6, 1799 February 20, 1801
39 Panin Nikita Petrovich.jpg Nikita Panin March 23, 1801 September 30, 1801 Alexander I

Foreign ministers of the Russian Empire, 1801–1917[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
40 Kochubey Viktor Pavlovich.jpg Viktor Kochubey September 30, 1801 September 8, 1802 Alexander I
41 AlexandrRomanovichVorontsov.jpg Alexander Vorontsov September 8, 1802 January 16, 1804
42 Adam Jerzy Czartoryski.jpg Adam Jerzy Czartoryski January 16, 1804 Juny 17, 1806
43 Andrey Yakovlevich von Budberg (Russian portraits, Vol.2, Num.164) - retouched.jpg Andrei Budberg Juny 17, 1806 August 30, 1807
43 Rumyan.jpg Nikolay Rumiantsev February 12, 1808 August 1, 1814
44 Karl Nesselrode.png Karl Nesselrode 1814 April 15, 1856
Nicholas I
45 Alexander Mikhailovich Gorchakov.jpg Alexander Gorchakov April 15, 1856 9 April 1882 Alexander II
46 Nikolai de Giers.jpg Nicholas de Giers April 9, 1882 January 26, 1895 Alexander III
47 Lobanov.gif Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky March 18, 1895 August 30, 1896 Nicholas II
48 Shishkin NP.jpg Nikolay Shishkin September 1, 1896 January 13, 1897
49 Muraviov Mikhail (1845-1900).jpg Mikhail Muravyov January 13, 1897 June 21, 1900
50 Lambsdorf Vladimir (1844-1907).jpg Vladimir Lambsdorff January 6, 1901 May 11, 1906
51 Извольский Александр Петрович, 1894.jpg Alexander Izvolsky May 11, 1906 October 11, 1910
52 Sergei Dmitrijewitsch Sasonow.jpg Sergey Sazonov October 11, 1910 July 20, 1916
53 Shturmer.gif Boris Stürmer July 20, 1916 November 23, 1916
53 Nikolai Pokrovsky.jpg Nikolay Pokrovsky November 23, 1916 March 2, 1917

Foreign Ministers of the Russian Provisional Government, 1917[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
54 Pavel Miliukov3.jpg Pavel Milyukov March 2, 1917 May 1, 1917 George Lvov
55 Mikhail Ivanovich Tereshchenko.jpg Mikhail Tereshchenko May 5, 1917 October 29, 1917
Alexander Kerensky

Heads of Foreign Affairs of the Russian SFSR, 1917–91[edit]

People's Commissars for Foreign Affairs of the Russian SFSR, 1917–23 and 1944–46[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Head of the RSFSR
1 Trotsky Profile.jpg Lev Trotsky November 8, 1917 March 13, 1918
2 Georgy Chicherin 1920s.jpg Georgy Chicherin May 30, 1918 July 6, 1923
3 Anatoly Lavrentyev March 8, 1944 March 13, 1946

Foreign Ministers of the Russian SFSR, March 15, 1946 – December 25, 1991[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Head of the RSFSR
- Andrey Andreyevich Smirnov.jpg Andrey Andreyevich Smirnov (Acting) March 15, 1946 April 16, 1959
4 Mikhail Yakovlev April 16, 1959 August 5, 1960
5 Sergey Georgiyevich Lapin.jpg Sergey Lapin September 5, 1960 January 20, 1962
6 Mikhail Menshikov February 1, 1962 September 11, 1968
7 Aleksei A. Rodionov September 11, 1968 May 7, 1971
8 Fodor Titov May 7, 1971 May 28, 1982
9 RIAN archive 62771 Vladimir Vinogradov.jpg Vladimir Vinogradov May 28, 1982 June 15, 1990 Mikhail Yasnov,
Vladimir Orlov,
Vitaly Vorotnikov
10 Evstafiev-Andrey Kozyrev.jpg Andrey Kozyrev October 11, 1990 January 5, 1996 Boris Yeltsin (as Chairman of the Supreme Soviet)
Boris Yeltsin (as President)

Foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union, 1923–91[edit]

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic was a part of the Soviet Union in 1922–91.

Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, December 25, 1991–[edit]

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
1 Evstafiev-Andrey Kozyrev.jpg Andrey Kozyrev October 11, 1990 January 5, 1996 Boris Yeltsin (as Chairman of the Supreme Soviet)
Boris Yeltsin (as President)
2 E Primakov 03.jpg Yevgeny Primakov January 10, 1996 September 11, 1998
3 Igor Ivanov.jpg Igor Ivanov September 30, 1998 February 24, 2004
Vladimir Putin
4 Sergey Lavrov February 2016.jpg Sergey Lavrov February 24, 2004 Incumbent
Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin

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