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BornSergei Viktorovich Lavrov
21 March 1950
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
SpouseMaria Lavrova
PartyUnited Russia
Russian diplomat and very competent Foreign Minister

Employment.png Russia/Minister of Foreign Affairs

In office
9 March 2004 - Present

Employment.png Russian Ambassador to the United Nations

In office
22 September 1994 - 12 July 2004

Sergei Lavrov is a Russian diplomat, and is currently the Foreign Minister of Russia, in office since 2004.[1]

International Security

Speaking at the Sixth Moscow Conference on International Security on 26 April 2017, Sergei Lavrov said:

The entire world history shows that wars are not unleashed by generals but by politicians, who have special responsibility for maintaining peace and security. Obviously, it is impossible to accomplish successfully global tasks such as the fight against international "terrorism", drug trafficking, organised crime and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction without renouncing the philosophy of hegemony and one’s own exclusivity. It is high time we return to the basic principles of international life formalised in the UN Charter, including the sovereign equality of states, non-interference in domestic affairs and the resolution of disputes by peaceful means.

Russia, jointly with its partners and like-minded countries, will continue to assert solid principles in global affairs and to form the entire new global governance system reflecting the 21st century imperatives. We are ready to work together, jointly search for various options to overcome our challenges on the basis of equality, mutual respect and consideration for each other’s interests. We urge all our partners to do this. Any other road will inevitably lead us all into a dead end.

Kiev provocations

Sergei Lavrov at the UN September 2022

The resolution of the intra-Ukrainian crisis by completely and consistently implementing the Minsk Package of Measures should help restore mutual trust. Unfortunately, the “war hawks” are gaining the upper hand in Kiev. Armed provocations continue along the demarcation line, as proved by reports of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. A blockade imposed against Donbass continues to have a negative impact on this region and the whole of Ukraine. We expect our partners, including our Normandy format partners, to more insistently and openly compel the Kiev authorities to honour their obligations assumed in the Minsk agreements.

In his speech to the UN General Assembly on 24 September 2022, Sergei Lavrov said:

"The future of the world order is being decided today. The question is whether or not it will be the kind of order with one hegemon at the head of it, making everyone else follow its rules, which notoriously benefit that hegemon only, or are we going to have a democratic, fair world without blackmail and the fear of Neo Nazism and Neo colonialism?

“Despite common sense, Washington and Brussels compounded the situation when they announced economic war against Russia. As a result, there is a growing price on foodstuffs, fertilisers, oil and gas.”

Sergei Lavrov welcomed Secretary-General António Guterres’ efforts towards the Black Sea Grain Initiative agreements but stressed that “they need to be implemented. The ships with the Ukrainian grain go somewhere but not into the poorest countries. On the other hand, the impediments by US and EU, the financial and logistical impediments against our grain and fertilisers have not been lifted.”

Concluding, the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs said: “The incapacity of Western countries to negotiate and the continued war by the Kyiv regime against their own people, left us with no choice but to recognise the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republic and to start a Special Military Operation to protect the Russian and other people in Donbass, and so as to remove the threats against our security, which NATO had been consistently creating in Ukraine at our borders.”[2]

Korean Peninsula

Russia, jointly with its partners and like-minded countries, will continue to assert solid principles in global affairs and to form the entire new global governance system reflecting the 21st century imperatives. We are ready to work together, jointly search for various options to overcome our challenges on the basis of equality, mutual respect and consideration for each other’s interests. We urge all our partners to do this.

The deployment of an anti-missile umbrella can bolster the illusions of invulnerability and impunity and tempt one to make unilateral moves while addressing global and regional issues, including lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons. The development of non-nuclear strategic weapons and efforts to prevent the conclusion of an agreement on the non-deployment of weapons in space have a negative impact on international security. The unwillingness or inability of the United States and some other countries to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) gives rise to more and more questions.

Syria gas attack

Provocations like the one that took place in Khan Sheikhun on 4 April 2017 call for a professional investigation under the auspices of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and following a geographically balanced approach. This should be an open and transparent investigation. We are witnessing attempts to block this process, which only confirms our doubts in the good faith of those trying to exploit the April 4 incident in order to shift the agenda, abandon UN Security Council Resolution 2254 and advance with the long-standing idea of regime change in Syria.[3]


A Document by Sergei Lavrov

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukrainearticle7 April 20142014 Ukraine coupRussian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov - a voice of calm reason in a world gone mad - condemns the West for its uncooperative and obstructionist behaviour over the developing situation in Ukraine and appeals for rational cooperation to prevent civil war.


Events Participated in

Brussels Forum/200920 March 200922 March 2009Belgium
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA and NATO-close German Marshall Fund.
Munich Security Conference/20105 February 20107 February 2010Germany
An anti-war demonstration outside described it as "Nothing more than a media-effectively staged war propaganda event, which this year had the purpose of justifying the NATO troop increase in Afghanistan and glorifying the continuation of the war as a contribution to peace and stability."
Munich Security Conference/20114 February 20116 February 2011Germany
The 47th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20123 February 20125 February 2012Germany
The 48th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20131 February 20133 February 2013Germany
The 49th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201431 January 20142 February 2014Germany
The 50th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20156 February 20158 February 2015Germany
"400 high-ranking decision-makers in international politics, including some 20 heads of state and government as well as more than 60 foreign and defence ministers, met in Munich to discuss current crises and conflicts."
Munich Security Conference/201612 February 201614 February 2016Germany
The 52nd Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201717 February 201719 February 2017Germany
The 53rd Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201812 February 201814 February 2018Germany
The 54th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201915 February 201917 February 2019Germany
The 55th Munich Security Conference, which included "A Spreading Plague" aimed at "identifying gaps and making recommendations to improve the global system for responding to deliberate, high consequence biological events."
Munich Security Conference/202014 February 202016 February 2020Germany
The 56th Munich Security Conference, in 2020, "welcomed an unprecedented number of high-ranking international decision-makers."
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