List of ambassadors of Russia to the United Kingdom
The Ambassador of Russia to the United Kingdom (in the United Kingdom, known as Ambassador of Russia to the Court of St James's) is the official representative of the President and the Government of the Russian Federartion to the Monarch and the Government of the United Kingdom.
The current ambassador is Alexander Yakovenko, since January 24, 2011.
|Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom
Ambassador of Russia to the Court of Saint James's
Emblem of the Russian Foreign Ministry
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
Embassy of Russia, London
|Reports to||Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Appointer||President of Russia|
|Term length||No fixed term|
|First holder||Osip Nepiya|
as ambassador to the Kingdom of England
|Website||Embassy of Russia in London|
- 1553 - Beginning of diplomatic relations.
- 1706 - Establishment of the permanent mission in the English Kingdom.
- November 14, 1720 - Relations freezes as Great Britain (England's successor) refuse to recognize Russia as the empire.
- 1730 - Restoration of diplomatic relations.
- 1741 - 1748 - Allies in the Austrian War of Successcion.
- 1756 - 1763 - Opponents in the Seven Years' War.
- 1800 - Great Britain annexed Malta as its crown colony at the time when the Russian Emperor was its head of state.
- November 22, 1800 - Emperor Paul imposed sanctions on Great Britain, diplomatic relations interrupted.
- March 24, 1801 - The new Emperor Alexander cancels the sanctions on the request of British monarch Gerorge III, relations restored.
- March 25, 1802 - Ameins peace treaty signed.
- 1803 - 1805 - Allies in the coalition against France.
List of ambassadors (1556 - present)
Kingdom of England (1556 - 1707)
|Name||Appointment||Termination||Leader of the Russian Nation||Monarchs of England|
|Osip Nepiya||1556||1557||Ivan IV||Mary I of England|
|Feodor Pisemsky||1582||1583||Ivan IV||Elizabeth I of England|
|Grigory Ivanovich||1600||1601||Boris Godunov||Elizabeth I of England|
|Alexey Zyuzin||1613||1613||Michael I||James I|
Kingdom of Great Britain (1707 - 1801)
|Name||Appointment||Termination||Leader of the Russian Nation||Monarch of Great Britain|
|Andrey Matveyev||1707||1708||Peter the Great||Anne of Great Britain|
|Boris Kurakin||1710||1711||Peter the Great||Anne of Great Britain|
|Albrecht von der Liet||1711||1713||Peter the Great||Anne of Great Britain|
|Feodor Vselovsky||1717||1720||Peter the Great||George I|
|Antiokh Kantemir||1730||1733||Peter the Magnificent||George II of Great Britain|
|Sergey Dolgorukov||1738||1739||Anna||George II of Great Britain|
|George II of Great Britain|
|Simon Naryshkin||1742||1743||Elizabeth||George II of Great Britain|
|Peter Chernyshev||1746||1755||Elizabeth||George II of Great Britain|
Catherine the Great
|George II of Great Britain
|Alexander Vorontsov||1762||1764||Catherine the Great||George III|
|Heinrich Ivanovich Gross||1764||1765||Catherine the Great||George III|
|Feodor Ivanovich Gross||1765||1766||Catherine the Great||George III|
|Alexey Semonovich Musin-Pushkin||1766||1768||Catherine the Great||George III|
|Ivan Grigorivich Chernyshev||1768||1769||Catherine the Great||George III|
|Alexey Semonovich Musin-Pushkin||1769||1779||Catherine the Great||George III|
|Ivan Simolyn||1779||1784||Catherine the Great||George III|
|Semen Romanovich Vorontsov||1784||1806||Catherine the Great
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801 - 1922)
|Name||Appointment||Termination||Leader of the Russian Nation||Monarch of the United Kingdom|
|Semen Romanovich Vorontsov||1801||1806||Alexander I||George III|
|Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov||October 5, 1806||December 7, 1806||Alexander I||George III|
|Maxim Alopeus||1806||1808||Alexander I||George III|
|Diplomatic relations are suspended (1808 - 1812)|
|Pavel Sukhtelin||August 30, 1812||September 30, 1812||Alexander I||George III|
|Christopher Andreevich Liven||September 18, 1812||May 22, 1834||Alexander I
|Pavel Ivanovich Medel||April 6, 1834||January 1, 1835||Nicholas I||William IV|
|Karl Osipovich Pozzo||January 28, 1835||December 26, 1839||Nicholas I||William IV
|Nikolai Dimetrivich Kiselev||1839||1840||Nicholas I||Victoria|
|Phillip Ivanovich Brunnov||June 6, 1840||December 18, 1854||Nicholas I||Victoria|
|Diplomatic relations suspended due to the Crimean War|
|Mikhail Kriptovich||June 30, 1856||February 8, 1858||Alexander II||Victoria|
|Phillip Ivanovich Brunnov||February 8, 1858||July 22, 1874||Alexander II||Victoria|
|Peter Andreevich Shuvalov||July 22, 1874||October 19, 1879||Alexander II||Victoria|
Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics
he United Kingdom established diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union in 1924. Howelanver, King George V was still upset over the execution of the Romanov family and refused to receive the Soviet ambassador. In a breach of diplomatic protocol, he dispatched the Prince of Wales to accept the Soviet ambassador's credentials.
- 1918 : Maxim Litvinov (unaccredited)
- 1920–1923: Leonid Krasin (unaccredited)
- 1923–1925: Christian Rakovsky (accredited from 1 February 1924)
- 1925–1926: Leonid Krasin
- 1926–1927: Arkady Rosengolts
- 1929–1932: Grigori Sokolnikov
- 1932–1943: Ivan Maisky
- 1943–1946: Fedor Tarasovich Gusev
- 1946–1952: Georgiy Nikolaevich Zarubin
- 1952–1953: Andrei Gromyko
- 1953–1960: Yakov Malik
- 1960–1966: Aleksandr Alekseevich Soldatov
- 1966–1973: Mikhail Smirnovsky
- 1973–1980: Nikolay Mitrofanovich Lunkov
- 1980–1986: Viktor Ivanovich Popov
- 1986–1991: Leonid Zamyatin
From the Russian Federation
- 1991–1994: Boris Dmitrievich Pankin
- 1994–1997: Anatoliy Leonidovich Adamishin
- 1997–2000: Yuriy Evgenevich Fokin
- 2000–2005: Grigoriy Borisovich Karasin
- 2005–2010: Yury Viktorovich Fedotov
- 2011– : Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko
- Bilainkin, George (1944). Maisky, Ten Years Ambassador. G. Allen & Unwin Limited. pp. 73–74.
- Davison, Janet (21 May 2014). "Prince Charles and Vladimir Putin: Can royals wade into politics?". CBC News.
King George V, who reigned from 1910 to 1936, was close to his lookalike cousin, Czar Nicholas II, but refused to meet a number of Soviet ambassadors following the revolution there. "He claimed to be unwell and [did] not receive the Soviet ambassador because he blamed the Bolshevik regime for the murder of his cousin, Czar Nicholas II and his family in 1918," says Harris.