Igor S. Ivanov
the Maurice Thorez Moscow Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, junior research fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). 1973 – senior engineer of the USSR Trade Mission in Spain, Second Secretary of the first European Department of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1978-1983 – First Secretary, Counselor, Consul Ambassador of the USSR Embassy in Spain; 1983-1986 – expert of the first European Department of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Group Counselor to the Minister, USSR Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs. 1986-1989 – Deputy Head, First Deputy Head – Head of the Unit. 1989-1991 – Head of General Secretariat of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, member of the Collegium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 1995-1998 – State Secretary - First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; 1998-2004 – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Was appointed Minister for the first time in the government headed by Yevgeny Primakov, re-appointed during formation of the Cabinet headed by Sergey Stepashin (May 1999), Vladimir Putin (August 1999) and Mikhail Kasyanov (May 2000).
Laureate of “Man of the Year” Award and Silver Cross of the Russian Biographical Institute (1999).