Yuli Mikhailovich Vorontsov (also Yuliy Vorontsov; Russian: Ю́лий Миха́йлович Воронцо́в) (October 7, 1929, Leningrad – December 12, 2007, Moscow) was a Russian and Soviet diplomat, President of International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow). In the mid-1970s he was Chargé d'Affaires at the Soviet embassy in Washington under Ambassador Dobrynin. He was then Ambassador to India (1978-1983) and France (1983-1986). He returned to Moscow to be the first deputy foreign minister (1986-1990) and participated in arms reduction talks with the United States. In 1988-1989, he was simultaneously the Ambassador to Afghanistan as Soviet troops withdrew from the country. He then served as the last Soviet ambassador to United Nations between 1990 and 1991 and as the first Russian Permanent Representative to the UN from 1991 to 1994. After this he served as the Russian ambassador to the United States from 1994 to 1998. In 2000 Vorontsov was chosen as the high-level coordinator for issues related to a paragraph of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1284 which once again required Iraq to face "its obligations regarding the repatriation or return of all Kuwaiti and third country nationals or their remains, [and] the return of all Kuwaiti property [...] seized by Iraq" (during the invasion of Kuwait).
Honours and awards
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland, 3rd class
- Order of Honour
- Order of Lenin
- Order of the October Revolution
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour, twice
- Order of the Badge of Honour
- Honoured Worker of the Diplomatic Service of the Russian Federation
- Honorary Worker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
- Medal of Honour "for participation in United Nations" (United Nations Association of Russia)
- "Blessing" (Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia) for his contribution to the revival of the Orthodox Church and the strengthening of Russian-American relations
- Awards of the International Roerich Centre - Commemorative Medals of Nicholas Roerich, Helena Roerich, George de Roerich, Svetoslav Roerich and a silver medal inscribed "J. Vorontsov 75 years ", presented to Vorontsov in his Jubilee in 2004 in recognition of his enormous contribution to the foundation and development of the Museum of Nicholas Roerich and the International Centre
- Padma Bhushan ("Order of the Lotus") (May 2008, posthumously) - for its commitment to strengthening bilateral relations at work not only in India but also in other positions in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Order of the "Pride of Russia" (30 June 2008, posthumously)
- Associated Press (December 15, 2007). "Yuli Vorontsov, Envoy to U.S. and Afghanistan, Is Dead at 78". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- (Press release) (14 February 2000). "Secretary-General appoints Yuli M. Vorontsov as high-level coordinator pursuant to paragraph 14 of resolution 1284 (1999).". United Nations. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
- Text of Resolution at UNHCR.org
- "Ratan Tata, L.N. Mittal receive Padma Vibhushan". The Hindu. May 11, 2008. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
|Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations
1991 - 1994
|Permanent Representative of the Soviet Union to the United Nations
1990 - 1991