Igor Ivanov

Russian Federation

President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC); Professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004); Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (2004–2007).

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Advisor of the Institute of Modern International Relations of Tsinghua University (Beijing); Member of a number board of directors – Nuclear reat Initiative, United Nations Foundation, Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe etc. Ph.D in History; Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Previous positions: researcher, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, USSR Academy of Sciences (1969–1973); since 1973 – in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA): European Department (held different positions); counsellor, minister councellor, USSR Embassy in Spain (1978–1983); Assistant, Minister of Foreign Affairs (1984–1986); Secretariat, MFA – different positions (1986–1991); USSR, Russian Federation Ambassador to Spain (1991–1993); First Deputy Minister (1995–1998); Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004); Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (2004–2007).

He took part in the work of several U.N. General Assembly sessions, many international conferences, and in particular, co-chaired the Bosnia settlement talk in Dayton, Ohio.

Author of many books and articles on the history of Russian foreign affairs and foreign policy.

Awards: Hero of the Russian Federation; Order of Merit for the Motherland (2-nd and 4-th classes), etc.


Putin’s Plan
There will always be significant differences in how Russia and the West view the futures of Syria and Ukraine. Differences in assessments of the situation, in determining the best ways to improve it

Igor Ivanov
Afghanistan's Future and Russian Interests
Hamid Karzai emphasized that Russia played a crucial role in maintaining stability in Afghanistan.The events in Afghanistan affect Russia and, vice versa, Russian events affect Afghanistan.

Igor Ivanov
Former FM Igor Ivanov: Yevgeny Primakov Was an Outstanding Leader
Primakov took to the post of foreign minister so naturally and tactfully that it seemed to his colleagues that he had already held the post for a long time, even though winning the respect of career

Igor Ivanov