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Igor Ivanov

Igor Ivanov
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
In office
President Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Vladimir Rushailo
Succeeded by Valentin Sobolev
Foreign Minister of Russia
In office
President Boris Yeltsin
Vladimir Putin
Preceded by Yevgeny Primakov
Succeeded by Sergey Lavrov
Personal details
Born (1945-09-23) September 23, 1945
Moscow, Soviet Union
Alma mater Moscow State Linguistic University

Igor Sergeyevich Ivanov[1] (born September 23, 1945) is a Russian politician who was Foreign Minister of Russia from 1998 to 2004.


  • Early life 1
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs 2
  • Resignation 3
  • Honours and awards 4
  • References 5

Early life

Ivanov was born in 1945 in Moscow to a

  • Personal data sheet: Igor Ivanov
  • "Igor Ivanov", TIME magazine, September 13, 1999;
  • Bridget Kendall interview with Ivanov, BBC, March 5, 2003
  • comments
  • Igor Ivanov
  1. ^ Russian: И́горь Серге́евич Ивано́в.
  2. ^ Foreign Policy Bulletin (2000), 11 : pp 41-94, Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2000
  3. ^ Andrew E. Kramer (July 10, 2007). "Russia: Security Council Official Resigns".  
  4. ^ "Igor Ivanov".  


Honours and awards

In 2011 Ivanov became a member of the advisory council of The Hague Institute for Global Justice and as of 2000 works for The Moscow Times.[4]

Ivanov is professor of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), member of the Supervisory Council of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe and member of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation.

On July 9, 2007 he submitted his resignation.[3] On July 18, President Putin accepted Ivanov's resignation and appointed Valentin Sobolev as acting secretary, followed shortly by the appointment of Sergey Lavrov as foreign minister.

Ivanov was succeeded to the post of foreign minister by Sergey Lavrov in 2004, and appointed by President Vladimir Putin to the post of Secretary of the Security Council.


He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs on September 11, 1998. As Russian foreign minister, Ivanov was an opponent of Rose Revolution" in 2003.

Minister of Foreign Affairs

. ambassador in Madrid in 1983. In 1991 he became the Soviet Union in 1973 and spent a decade in Spain. He returned to the Soviet Foreign Ministry). He joined the Moscow State Linguistic University In 1969 he graduated at the Maurice Thorez Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages ([2]

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