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List of notable or famous diplomats from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top diplomats born in Russia and even some popular diplomats who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian diplomats then this list is the perfect resource for you. These diplomats are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known diplomat from Russia is included when available.

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This historic diplomats from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian diplomats of note?" and "Who are the most famous diplomats from Russia?" These prominent diplomats of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian diplomats.

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Adolph Abramovich Joffe was a Communist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and a Soviet diplomat of Karaite descent. ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1883-1927)

Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine

Profession: Politician, Diplomat

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Aleksander Griboyedov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Diplomats from Russia
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Alexander Sergeyevich Griboyedov, formerly romanized as Alexander Sergueevich Griboyedoff, was a Russian diplomat, playwright, poet, and composer. He is recognized as homo unius libri, a writer of one book, whose fame rests on the verse comedy Woe from Wit or The Woes of Wit. He was Russia's ...more

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Age: Died at 34 (1795-1829)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Poet, Diplomat, Composer, Playwright

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Alexander Viktorovich Blokhin


Alexander Viktorovich Blokhin is a Russian diplomat, currently serving as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Australia. Blokhin graduated from the Ivanovo Power Institute in 1974, and for the next three years worked in various capacities at Fizpribor in ...more

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Diplomat

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Alexander Dmitriyevich Polyakov


Alexander Dmitriyevich Polyakov is a Russian diplomat. Polyakov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1981 and entered the service of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the same year. He held various positions in the central offices of the Ministry and the ...more

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Age: 56

Profession: Diplomat

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Alexandra Kollontai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Diplomats from Russia
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Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai was a Russian Communist revolutionary, first as a member of the Mensheviks, then from 1914 on as a Bolshevik. In 1923, Kollontai was appointed Soviet Ambassador to Norway, one of the first women to hold such a post. ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1872-1952)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Diplomat

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Anatoly Torkunov


Anatoly Vasilyevich Torkunov is a Soviet and Russian diplomat and international relations scholar. The rector of Moscow's State Institute of International Relations, Torkunov is a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Collegium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Diplomat

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Andrey Budnik


Andrey Sergeyevich Budnik, born 1953, is a Soviet-Russian diplomat and the current Ambassador of Russia to Pakistan. After graduating from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1975, Budnik joined the diplomatic corps in 1978. From 1978-1984, Budnik was the Attaché, Third ...more

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Age: 64

Profession: Diplomat

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Antiochus Kantemir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Diplomats from Russia
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Prince Antiokh Dmitrievich Kantemir was a Moldavian-born Russian Enlightenment man of letters and diplomat. Kantemir was born to the Moldavian Prince Dimitrie Cantemir and Princess Kassandra Cantacuzene in Iaşi. Educated by his father and at the Saint Petersburg Academy, having spent much of his ...more

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Age: Died at 36 (1708-1744)

Birthplace: Iași, Nord-Est, Romania

Profession: Diplomat, Philosopher

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