We hope for a quick and positive response from BrusselsPoland supports lifting visa restrictions Sep 02, 2010
We cannot totally agree on the U.S. national security strategy unveiled in MayRussia critiques U.S. security strategy Sep 01, 2010
The Polish side has confirmed that it will support this draft (agreement)Poland supports lifting visa restrictions Sep 02, 2010
I assure you that we will continue to do everything necessary to push for his return to his homelandBout's extradition tug of war continues Oct 05, 2010
Just as Kan expressed disappointment over ... (Medvedev's) visit to Kunashir Island, our assessment of the situation is that the president decides himself which region of Russia he visitsMedvedev maintains position on islands Nov 13, 2010
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.