Yuri Ushakov

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Yuri Ushakov
Юрий Ушаков
Юрий Викторович Ушаков.jpg
Assistant to the President of Russia for Foreign Policy
Assumed office
21 May 2012
PresidentVladimir Putin
Ambassador of Russia to the United States
In office
16 December 1998 – 31 May 2008
PresidentBoris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
Preceded byYuli Vorontsov
Succeeded bySergey Kislyak
Personal details
Born (1947-03-13) 13 March 1947 (age 74)
Moscow, Soviet Union
CitizenshipSoviet Union (1947–1991)
Russia (1991–)
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union

Yuri Viktorovich Ushakov (Russian: Юрий Викторович Ушаков; born 13 March 1947) is a Russian and former Soviet diplomat who served as the Ambassador of Russia to the United States from 1998 until 2008. Since 2012, he has been an advisor to the President of Russia on foreign policy issues.

Ushakov is a graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and was the Russian Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from 1996 to 1998.

He was appointed Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States in December 1998, and was replaced by president Dmitry Medvedev on 31 May 2008.[1] From June 2008 to May 2012 Ushakov was Deputy Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation. Since May 2012 he has been Aide to the President of the Russian Federation responsible for international affairs in the Presidential Administration.[2]

He commented on the Beslan school massacre in North Ossetia-Alania, Russia:[3]

It is already clear that terrorists will never stop killing us if they are not stopped and eliminated with all the power and might of our nation and that of the civilized world.


  1. ^ "Dmitry Medvedev released Yury Ushakov from his post of Russian Ambassador to the United States" (Press release). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia). 2 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  2. ^ "Kremlin Biography of Yuri Vitorovich Ukhakov". Kremlin.ru. Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "The Tragedy of Beslan in North Ossetia-Alania, Russia". The Washington Times, USA. 12 September 2004. Retrieved 26 January 2017.