Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (RF). Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Worked in the Soviet embassy in Sri-Lanka, senior counselor at the USSR Permanent Representative office to the UN in New York, in a number of positions at the central office of the USSR and then at the RF MFA. Was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Permanent Representative to the UN and Russian Representative to the UN Security Council. Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. Since 2004, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Recipient of state awards.