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Putin-Bush meeting called a success

MOSCOW, May 9 (UPI) -- Diplomatic sparring was kept to a minimum at talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President George Bush in Moscow.

Moscow rips Bush over Latvia trip

MOSCOW, May 6 (UPI) -- The Kremlin signaled anger at President Bush for choosing to visit nations once controlled by the Soviet Union and treating that control as an occupation.

Russia is inconsistent on military space

MOSCOW, April 15 (UPI) -- Russian officials have condemned U.S. plans to deploy weapons in space, but said a military presence in space remains a priority for their own country.

Lebanese opposition urges pressure on Syria

BERUIT, Lebanon, March 4 (UPI) -- Lebanese opposition members have asked Israel to urge the United States to pressure Syria to withdraw it troops.

Russia:won't intervene in Ukrainian crisis

JERUSALEM, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday ruled out his country's intervention in the crisis in the Ukraine.

Quartet Committee to view Road Map revival

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Quartet Committee will meet Tuesday in Egypt to discuss chances for reviving the road map for peace in the Middle East, officials said Monday.

Kyrgyzstan joins bacteria convention

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Kyrgyz and Russian foreign ministers have exchanged documents confirming Kyrgyzstan's joining a bacteriological convention, local media reported Wednesday.

Israel-Russia to cooperate against terror

JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Sunday agreed to cooperate in combating terror.

Powell performs 'YMCA'

JAKARTA, July 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, sporting a yellow hardhat, belted out "YMCA" for his fellow foreign ministers at the ASEAN security meeting in Jakarta.
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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 7: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert passes through his bodyguards as he arrives for his meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, unseen, September 7, 2006 at Olmert's office in Tel Aviv. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images - POOL) *** Local Caption *** Ehud Olmert; Sergey Lavrov
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Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Лавро́в, born 21 March 1950) is the Foreign Minister of Russia. Prior to that, Lavrov was a Soviet diplomat and Russia's ambassador to the United Nations from 1994 to 2004. Lavrov speaks Russian, English, French and Sinhala.

Lavrov was born in Moscow to an Armenian father and Russian mother from Georgia. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1972. He was sent as a Soviet diplomat to Sri Lanka, where he worked until 1976. He then returned to Moscow and worked in the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 1981, he was sent as a senior adviser to the Soviet mission at the United Nations in New York City, and worked there until 1988. He worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1994, when he returned to work in the United Nations, this time as the Permanent Representative of Russia. While in the latter position, he was President of the United Nations Security Council in December 1995, June 1997, July 1998, October 1999, December 2000, April 2002, and June 2003.

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