Yuri Dubinin

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Yuri Dubinin
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Dubinin speaking with Ronald Reagan at the Soviet Embassy in Washington, D.C. on 11 December 1988, shortly after the Armenian earthquake.
Ambassador of the Soviet Union to the United States
In office
19 May 1986 – 15 May 1990
Preceded byAnatoly Dobrynin
Succeeded byAlexander Bessmertnykh
Personal details
Yuri Vladimirovich Dubinin

(1930-10-07)7 October 1930
Nalchik, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died20 December 2013(2013-12-20) (aged 83)
Moscow, Russian Federation

Yuri Vladimirovich Dubinin (7 October 1930 – 20 December 2013) was a Russian Soviet-era diplomat.

Dubinin was born in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, within the Russian SFSR in the Soviet Union. He received his doctorate from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, focusing on the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region.[1][2] He was the Soviet Union's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 1986; Ambassador to the United States from 1986 to 1990; and Ambassador to France from 1990 to 1991. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Dubinin was a Russian deputy foreign minister from 1994 to 1996.[3]

After leaving the foreign service, Dubinin worked as a professor of international politics at Moscow State Institute of International Relations and Moscow International Higher Business School. He was also a member of the Oriental Studies Association of Russia and served on the boards of the UN Association of Russia and the Russia-USA Association.[2]

Dubinin is known to have organized future US President Donald Trump's first visit to the Soviet Union in July 1987.[4]


  1. ^ Sciolino, Elaine (21 May 1986). "Man in the news; New Russian in capital: Yuri Vladimirovich Dubinin". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Movement Leaders". Global Zero. 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Yuri Dubinin, Soviet ambassador to US during 1980s' perestroika period, dies at 83". Fox News. Associated Press. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ "The Hidden History of Trump's First Trip to Moscow". Politico. 19 November 2017.

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