Sergei Lavrov is a Russian personality currently working as a diplomat and politician. He previously held positions such as Russia’s foreign minister, which he has held since 2004. He was also the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations, a position he held from 1994 to 2004. He is currently exercising his position under personal sanctions from the European Union.
Russian diplomat Sergey Lavrov was born on March 21, 1950 and has been living in his early 70s as of 2022. Lavrov grew up in Moscow with his parents, who also came from an educated family and knowledgeable background. His father belonged to Tbilisi, Georgian SSR while his mother was of Russian descent. Lavrov completed his elementary education at an accredited 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.
The career of Sergei Lavrov
Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov graduated in 1972, where it was mandatory for any MGIMO passport to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a certain period of time. That is why Lavrov was assigned to the Soviet embassy as an adviser in Sri Lanka. The embassy employed 24 diplomats, and Lavrov was put in charge of continuously analyzing the situation in the country. Despite his responsibilities, he also worked as a translator, personal secretary and assistant to Rafiq Nishonov, who later became the 12th First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR.
Along with all his work and dedication, Lavrov achieved the diplomatic rank of attache. Between 1990 and 1992 he worked for a short time 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 permanent representative of Russia. He has served as 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 foreign minister. Later in May 2012 he was re-appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs. In January 2020, Lavrov resigned from his cabinet position after President Vladimir Putin delivered the President’s Address to the Federal Assembly, which includes several proposed amendments to the constitution. Lavrov later assumed his position in Mikhail Mishustin’s cabinet.
Sergei Lavrov biography
|Real name||Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov|
|date of birth||March 21, 1950|
|Age (as of 2022)||71 years|
|place of birth||Moscow, Russia SFSR, Soviet Union|
|job||Diplomat & Politician|
|height||in feet inches – 6′ 2” – in centimeters – 186cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 74kg – in pounds – 165 pounds|
Sergey Lavrov Family
|mother||Kaleria Borisovna Lavrova|
|University||Moscow State Institute of International Relations|
|Who is Sergey Lavrov’s wife?||Maria Lavrova|
The current diplomat and politician of Russia Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov has been married since 1971. He married Maria Lavrova and gave birth to a child (a daughter), who has since married and become parents. Her daughter’s name is Ekaterina Sergeyevna Lavrova, who used to live in the United States and London while Sergey Lavrov worked at the United Nations. A graduate of Columbia University, she has lived in Russia for a long time, but is still not fluent in Russian. Their only child, that is, their daughter, is married to Russian businessman Alexander Vinokurov, who shares three children with his wife and has developed an interest in sports.
Sergey Lavrov’s net worth
It is certain that Sergei Lavrov earns millions due to his career as a politician and government official. He stayed in various positions and has served in government positions since 1972 after graduating. At the moment, Sergey Lavrov’s estimated net worth is almost $10-15 million.
Honors and Awards
Sergey Lavrov has received many honors and awards in his life which are as follow:
- 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, 1st class (2015), 2nd class (2010), 3rd class (2005) and 4th class (1998)
- Order of Honour (1996)
- Honoured 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 Honour (South Ossetia, 19 March 2010) – for his great personal contribution to strengthening international security, peace and stability in the Caucasus, 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 age-old Armenian-Russian friendly relations
- Gold Medal of the Yerevan State University (Armenia, 2007)
- Honorary medal “For participation in the programs of the United Nations” (UN Association of Russia, 2005)
- Honorary Doctorate in Diplomacy from University of Piraeus. (Greece 2016)
- Order of the Serbian Flag, 1st class (Serbia, 2016)
- Order of the Republika Srpska, (Republic of Srpska, 2018)
- Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation (2020)
Facts About Sergey 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 Moscow club Spartak.
- Lavrov had his honorary doctorate from the University of Tromsø, Norway, annulled or revoked in 2022. This happened as a result of Lavrov’s involvement in the war aggression against Ukraine and violation of international laws.
- Lavrov is the second person to have had his doctorate revoked by the university, after science fraudster Jon Sudbo.