Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации
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Ministry seal
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Russian Foreign Ministry Building on Moscow's Smolenskaya Square
Agency overview
Formed 1549 as Posolsky Prikaz
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
Child agency
Website www.mid.ru

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Russian MFA; Russian: Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации, МИД РФ) is the central government institution charged with leading the foreign policy and foreign relations of Russia. It is a continuation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, which was under the supervision of the Soviet Ministry of External Relations. Sergey Lavrov is the current foreign minister.

List of heads of Foreign Affairs[edit]

(From Right:) Minister Sergey Lavrov with former Ministers Yevgeny Primakov and Igor Ivanov.
People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs of the Russian SFSR (1917—1923 and 1944—1946)
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
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian SFSR (March 15, 1946 - December 25, 1991)
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)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (since December 25, 1991)
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

Overseas schools[edit]

The ministry operates a network of overseas schools for children of Russian diplomats.[1]

See also[edit]

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

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