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YAKOVENKO Alexander Vladimirovich

Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko arrived in London to assume his duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Court of St.James’s on 29th January 2011. Before his appointment, Dr. Yakovenko served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in charge of multilateral diplomacy (UN, UNESCO and other international organizations, economic and humanitarian co-operation, human rights, environmental co-operation, climate change, education, culture and sports).

Having graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Alexander V.Yakovenko, Doctor of Law and Professor, began his diplomatic career in 1976 and has since then occupied various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, including the Department of International Organizations, the Permanent Mission of the USSR to the United Nations in New York, the Foreign Policy Planning Department, the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation, the Department of Security and Disarmament, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna, and the Information and Press Department.

Dr. Yakovenko participated in numerous sessions of the UN Security Council and General Assembly, the UNESCO General Conference, various OSCE forums, negotiations on conventional armed forces in Europe and confidence building measures, the IAEA Board of Governors meetings, the Russian-American Joint Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation, and the G8 expert meetings.

He was also the head of the Russian delegation at the International Space Station negotiations (1993-1998).

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2005-2011 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

2000-2005 – Spokesman of MFA of Russia, Director of the Information and Press Department, MFA.

1997-2000 - Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna.

1995-1997 - Deputy Director of the Department of Security and Disarmament, MFA, Russian representative at the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) Governing Board (Moscow).

1993-1995 - Deputy Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation, MFA.

1976-1993 held various diplomatic positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Moscow)

Corresponding member of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (Kazan, Russia)

Member of the Space Council, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)

Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA, Paris)

Member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL, Paris)

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Author of several books and a manual on international law. More than 150 publications on international relations and Russian foreign policy, science, education and cultural issues.

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Date of birth: 21 October 1954
Place of birth: Gomel, USSR
Family: Married. Has a daughter
Languages: Russian, English, French


Comments: 149

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13.04.2014 22:19 - Ian Thomson

Keep your army out of Ukraine. Everyone can see what you are doing. You will be hated for generations. Do you think the Ukrainians have forgotten how the Soviets starved them in the 1930s? Do you think the people of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia love you since you invaded them in 1940? No. They hate you. What are you going to do - create a new empire? It won't work. A restored Russian empire would collapse under the weight of its own contradictions - just as the last one did. And you will make your own people and your enslaved neighbours poor and wretched in the process. Just like last time.

21.03.2014 14:50 - len jukes

congratulations on saving the folk of crimea ...congrats on putting that jew bastard rothschild who controlls NATO in his place...d not take any crap off hague just remind him 4 bombs and UK has gone ...tell him to shut up ...warn jew cameron ...tell them if they want to fight just say the word ...join gaza onto russian federation..reiterate russias committment to iran and syria and make it clear to israel rothschild nigger obama etc that an attack by spies on nuclear installations / equipment will be met with weapons of mass extinction without consultation ...thank you brother ..01299879786

20.03.2014 20:14 - Robert Ashford

Congrats to your country for the annexing of Crimea. Do NOT listen to the voices of the EU.and for gods sake not the Americans. They believe that whatever they do is right and everyone else is wrong.The US makes up international law as it goes along.Maybe to get the attention of the EU will be to go harder on your sanctions to the EU and to lower the amount of gas coming into Germany and the rest of Europe. Not all of the people who live in this so called democracy believe all the crap they feed us.Also round up all those traitors who met with John Kerry and stick those traitors in jail.

20.03.2014 18:14 - Simon Patch

Thank you for annexing the Crimea. Again, Mr Putin has proved that he is a great leader, and Russia is a great country. We have also welcomed the support you have given Syria. Sincerely, Simon Patch

20.03.2014 09:40 - Gerard Berry

1930's Germany annexes parts of Poland to bring former Prussian Regions into the fold, quickly followed by the German Speaking areas of the Czech Republic. A greater Germany unfolds. 2014 Russia annexes Crimea followed by ???? Donetsk, Kharkiv.....maybe London (now full of Russian Speakers. May the Tryzub fly over the Crimea one day in the future and the 'Bear' returns to its cave.

19.03.2014 19:23 - Waldemar Spirodon

So, applying perverted russian logic, the Crimean Tartars, Ukrainians, Estonians, Georgians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Poles etc, should combine forces, declare russia an illegal & illegitimate state (that it is) and invade russia beacuse all of these ethinic groups and other minority groups are currently victims of ongoing russian oppresion, imperialism and totalitarianism. Note your so-called great patriotic war is an absolute myth. Remember russia started World War II by invading Poland on 17 September 1939, 75 years ago.

19.03.2014 00:48 - bob sunman

Be aware that a state of war now exists between us since we guaranteed the integrity of Ukraina if she surrendered her nuclear arsenal. I hereby reserve the right to seize any and all property of Russia in the Uk. I thereby demand that you cede to me all your property in Kensington Palace Gardens in London forthwith.

18.03.2014 11:30 - Yuri Gagarin

Hey Sasha - guess what? Sergei, Andrei, Yevgeny and I make referendum last night in pub while English landlord was in cellar. Great news - 100% are 'yes' voting for Dog and Duck join Soviet Union, I mean Russian Federation. It was easy like cake! Barmaid complained but we told her shut up or she go in cellar with landlord. Tell Vladimiir hurry recognise Dog and Duck as independent country. Also tell him we need new national anthem, but only for couple of days until we are in Russia, right?. Да здравствует Советский Союз! Yuri

14.03.2014 00:16 - Simon Purins

Vladimir Putin is an International Criminal. Once a KGB officer - always a KGB officer...Leave the Ukraine NOW. Stalin sent my grandmother to Siberia on 13th July 1941…There are one fuck of a lot of people out here in Europe with very long memories...The time of the Russian Bear is over…over…OVER. FULL STOP. ENDGAME.

11.03.2014 12:33 - George Englishname

Excellency - I am true English citizen living in Minehead England eating lots of chips and fish, jolly good show old chap. I am not Russian embassy staff writing American way, no, no, definitely not. I prostrate myself before his imperial majesty Putin and beg him bring peace and security to Minehead and save us from fascist thugs from Taunton who provoke us with their 'freedom of speech' and their 'blackthorn' cider. English police do not protect us from these madmen. Send Russian soldiers in Russian lorries, but remember no badges so no one thinks we I mean they are Russian. Да здравствует Путин! George Englishname

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