Sergei Lavrov is a Russian personality currently working as a diplomat and politician. He previously served in positions such as Foreign Minister of Russia, which he has held since 2004. He was also Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, a position he held from 1994 to 2004. He is currently exercising his position under personal sanctions. The European Union.
Russian diplomat Sergei Lavrov was born on 21 March 1950 and is living in his early 70s as of 2022. Lavrov grew up in Moscow with his parents who came from an educated family and knowledgeable background. His father was of Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, while his mother was of Russian descent. Lavrov completed his early education at a recognized gymnasium with a silver medal.
Since childhood, his favorite subject was physics, so he planned to direct his future career either at the National Research Nuclear University or at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. However, he later decided to enter the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and further graduated in 1972. While at MGIMO, Lavrov majored in International Relations. In the third year of his studies, Lavrov became a married man.
Sergei Lavrov’s career
Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov graduated in 1972, where working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a certain period was mandatory for any MGIMO passport. That is why Lavrov was appointed to the Soviet embassy in Sri Lanka as an adviser. The embassy employed 24 diplomats, and Lavrov was put in charge of constantly analyzing the situation in the country. Despite his responsibilities, he also served as translator, personal secretary and assistant to Rafik Nishonov, who later became the 12th First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR.
With all his work and dedication, Lavrov achieved the diplomatic rank of attache. Between 1990 and 1992 he worked briefly as director of the International Organization of the Soviet Foreign Ministry. Lavrov extended his responsibilities at the State Department until 1994, when he returned to the United Nations and became Russia’s Permanent Representative. He has served as the President of the United Nations Security Council at least seven times in June 2003, April 2002, December 2000, October 1999, July 1998, June 1997 and December 1995.
In March 2004, Russian President Vladimir Putin appointed Lavrov as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Later in May 2012 he was reappointed as the Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs. In January 2020, Lavrov resigned from his cabinet post after President Vladimir Putin delivered a presidential address to the Federal Assembly, which includes several proposed amendments to the constitution. Lavrov later took his position in the cabinet of Mikhail Mishustin.
Sergei Lavrov Biography
|Real Name||Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov|
|Date of birth||21 March 1950|
|Age (as of 2022)||71 years|
|birth place||Moscow, Russia SFSR, Soviet Union|
|Work||diplomat and politician|
|height||feet in inches – 6′ 2″ – in centimeters – 186 cm|
|weight||in kilograms – 74 kg – in pounds – 165 pounds|
Sergei Lavrov family
|Mother||Kaleria Borisovna Lavrova|
Qualification / Education
|university||Moscow State Institute of International Relations|
|Who is Sergei Lavrov’s wife?||Maria Lavrova|
The current Russian diplomat and politician Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov has been married since 1971. He married Maria Lavrova and gave birth to a child (a daughter), who have since married and become parents. Their daughter’s name is Ekaterina Sergeyevna Lavrova, who lived in the United States and London while Sergei Lavrov worked in the United Nations. Graduated from Columbia University, she has been living in Russia for a long time, but is still not fluent in Russian. His only child, i.e. his daughter is married to Russian businessman Alexander Vinokurov, who shares three children with his wife and develops an interest in sports.
Sergei Lavrov net worth
It is certain that Sergei Lavrov earns millions because of his career as a politician and government official. He has held various positions and has been working in government posts since 1972 after graduation. At the moment, the estimated net worth of Sergei Lavrov is around 10-15 million dollars.
Honours and awards
Sergei Lavrov has received many honors and awards in his life which are as follows:
- He is an honorary member of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society.
- Order of Sergius of Radonezh 1st Class (Russia, 2015) – for his political efforts that have benefited the Russian Orthodox Church
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland, First Class (2015), Second Class (2010), Third Class (2005) and Fourth Class (1998)
- Order of Honor (1996)
- Honored Worker of the Diplomatic Service of the Russian Federation (2004)
- Order of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow, 1st class (Russian Orthodox Church, 2010) and 2nd class
- Order of Friendship (Kazakhstan, 2005)
- Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun (Peru, 2007)
- Order of Friendship of Peoples (Belarus, 2006)
- Order of Friendship (Vietnam, 2009)
- Order of Friendship (Laos)
- Medal of Honor (South Ossetia, 19 March 2010) – for his great personal contribution to the strengthening of international security, peace and stability in the Caucasus, for the development of friendly relations between the Republic of South Ossetia and the Russian Federation
- Order of St. Mashtots (Armenia, 19 August 2010) – for outstanding contribution to the consolidation and development of centuries-old Armenian-Russian friendly relations
- Gold Medal of Yerevan State University (Armenia, 2007)
- Honorary Medal “For participation in the programs of the United Nations” (United Nations of Russia, 2005)
- Honorary Doctorate in Diplomacy from Piraeus University. (Greece 2016)
- Order of the Serbian Flag, First Class (Serbia, 2016)
- Order of Republika Srpska, (Republic of Srpska, 2018)
- Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation (2020)
Facts about Sergei Lavrov
- Despite his native Russian, Lavrov is fluent in various languages such as French, English, Sinhala and Dhivehi.
- He has developed his keen interest in sports where he often enjoys watching football matches on TV. He describes himself as an ardent fan of the Moscow club Spartak.
- Lavrov had received an honorary doctorate from the University of Troms in Norway, which was either annulled or annulled in 2022. This resulted in the aggression of the war against Ukraine and Lavrov’s involvement in the violation of international laws.
- Lavrov is the second person after science fraudster John Sudbo to have his doctorate revoked by the university.