Petr Kolář

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Petr Kolář
Petr Kolar.jpg
Czech Republic Ambassador to Russia
In office
June 2010 – December 2012
PresidentVáclav Klaus
Preceded byMiroslav Kostelka
Succeeded byVladimír Remek
Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States
In office
29 November 2005 – 30 June 2010
PresidentVáclav Klaus
Preceded byMartin Palouš
Succeeded byPetr Gandalovič
Personal details
Born (1962-09-27) 27 September 1962 (age 56)
České Budějovice, Czechoslovakia
Alma materCharles University

Petr Kolář (born 27 September 1962) is a Czech politician. He served as ambassador to Russia from 2010 through 2012.[1] He is currently a senior advisor to the law firm of Squire Patton Boggs in Prague.[2]

Early life[edit]

Kolář graduated from Charles University in Prague in 1986 with majors in information technology, library science and ethnography. His interests are international politics, sport, literature, history, fine arts. Kolář is married and has two children.

Diplomatic career[edit]

Kolář has held numerous positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Czech Ambassador to Sweden. In 1999, Kolář became Ambassador to Ireland. He left the office in 2003. From 1 September 2003 to 12 October 2005, he was Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Bilateral Relations. Until the end of June 2010 he was the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States.[3]


  1. ^ "Ex-cosmonaut to be Czech ambassador to Russia". The Prague Post. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Petr Kolář". Squire Patton Boggs. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Czech ambassador to USA Kolar to become ambassador to Russia". ČTK. 24 January 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.