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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

Age: Died at 44 (1883-1927)

Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine

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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 ambassador to Qajar Persia, where he and all the embassy staff were massacred by an angry mob. ...more

Age: Died at 34 (1795-1829)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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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 Kirov. From 1977–1978, Blokhin was attached to the USSR Ministry of Defence, and from 1983–1990 was the chief engineer of the Shchelkovo Bioindustrial Complex. In 1990, Blokhin was elected a member of the Supreme Soviet of Russia, and served until its dissolution in 1993. Since 1992, he has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Alexander Blokhin's first ambassadorial appointment came in 1995, ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Russia

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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 Embassy in Budapest, where from 2000—2004 he was Senior Adviser, Minister-Counsellor. From December 2004 to 9 June 2008, he was Deputy Director of the Third European Department at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On 10 June 2008, Polyakov was appointed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as Ambassador of Russia to Nigeria, and he presented his Letters of Credence to Nigerian President Umaru ...more

Age: 58