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

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.

Ministers of Foreign Affairs[edit]

(From Right:) Minister Sergey Lavrov with former Ministers Yevgeny Primakov and Igor Ivanov.

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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