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Name: Kislyak, Sergey
Current Position: Ambassador

Sergey I. Kislyak became ambassador of Russia to the United States on September 16, 2008. Kislyak graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 1973 and from the USSR Academy of Foreign Trade in 1977.

He served as second secretary at the Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1981-85); first secretary and counselor at the Russian Embassy in Washington (1985-89); deputy director of the Department of International Organizations (1989-91); deputy director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation (1991-93) and then director (1993-95); and director of the Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament (1995-98).
Kislyak served as ambassador to Belgium and simultaneously as Russia’s permanent representative to NATO in Brussels (1998-2003), and later as Russia’s deputy minister of foreign affairs (2003-2008).

He speaks Russian, English and French.
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