List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Russia
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Британский Посол в России
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First Ambassador to Russia
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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 head 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.
List of heads of mission
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
- 1800-1801: Diplomatic Relations were suspended during the Second League of Armed Neutrality.
- 1801–1802: The Lord St Helens
- 1802–1804: Sir John Borlase Warren, Bt
- 1804–1806: Lord Granville Leveson-Gower
- 1805–1806: The Lord Cathcart
- 1807: Marquess of Douglas and Clydesdale Special Mission
- 1807: Lord Granville Leveson-Gower (again)
- 1807–1812: Diplomatic Relations suspended following Treaty of Tilsit
- 1812: Edward Thornton Plenipotentiary to negotiate at Stockholm
- 1812–1820: The Viscount Cathcart (created Earl Cathcart while in post in 1814)
- 1820–1825: Sir Charles Bagot
- 1825–1826: The Viscount Strangford
- 1828–1832: Sir William à Court, Bt
- 1832–1833: Sir Stratford Canning (nominally ambassador, but did not go)
- 1835–1837: The Earl of Durham
- 1837–1838: John Ralph Milbanke Minister Plenipotentiary ad interim
- 1838–1841: The Marquess of Clanricarde
- 1841–1844: The Lord Stuart de Rothesay
Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary
- 1844-1851 : John Bloomfield (succeeded as Baron Bloomfield while in post in 1846)
- 1851-1854 : Sir George Hamilton Seymour
- 1854–1856: No representation due to the Crimean War
- 1856-1858 : The Lord Wodehouse
- 1858-1860 : Sir John Crampton, Bt
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