Andrey I. Denisov

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BornOctober 3, 1952
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
Russian senior diplomat. Ambassador to the United Nations and, since 2013 China at the time of a rapidly strengthening relationship.

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In office
April 22, 2013 - Present
Appointed byVladimir Putin

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In office
2004 - 2006

Andrey Ivanovich Denisov is a Russian diplomat, since April 22, 2013 he is the Russian Ambassador to China, at the time of a rapidly strengthening relationship between the countries. He is fluent in Chinese, as well as English, apart from his native language.


He studied at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and holds a doctorate in economics.[1]

From 1973 to 1981, he was the economic and commercial representative of the Soviet Union in China. From 1981 to 1991, he worked as an expert in the international department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in the People's Republic of China. From 1992 to 1997, he was Senior Counselor at the Russian Embassy in China.[2]

Between 1997 and 2000, he was the director of the economic cooperation department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. At the same time he was a member of the administrative board of said ministry. From May 2000 to December 2001 he was the Russian ambassador to Egypt.

From December 2001 to July 2004 he was deputy minister of foreign affairs.

On July 12, 2004, he was appointed permanent representative of Russia to the United Nations in New York, presenting his credentials to the secretary general Kofi Annan on August 3 of that year.[3] He held the position until April 8, 2006.[4] He was president of the United Nations Security Council during the months of August 2004 and November 2005.

Between 2006 and 2013 he was the first deputy foreign minister, until he was appointed ambassador to China by President Vladimir Putin.

Letter to the press

In October 2012, public attention was drawn to a letter from Denisov to the governor of St. Petersburg that the Foreign Ministry was against the new station of the St. Petersburg metro being named after the capital of Romania - Bucharestskaya. According to Denisov, Romania's attitude towards Russia cannot now be called friendly. The metro station, from his point of view, cannot bear such a name in view of the clearly anti-Russian position of official Bucharest on the problem of deploying American missile defense elements in Europe. The diplomat pointed to the destructive activity of Romania in the post-Soviet space, as well as to the support of the Romanian leadership of Mikhail Saakashvili's regime in Georgia. The naming commission, however, did not agree with Denisov. According to architect and member of the City Planning Council of St. Petersburg Boris Nikolashchenko, political considerations have no place here: “They tried to induce us to participate in a momentary political conflict, which is wrong. Much more important is the connection between peoples, history".[5]

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