Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia)


The Minister of Foreign Affairs is the head of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which is concerned with foreign affairs and is a member of the Government of Russia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia
Incumbent
Sergey Lavrov

since February 24, 2004
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
StyleMr. Minister
Member ofGovernment, Security Council
Reports toThe President
ResidenceMinistry of Foreign Affairs Building
SeatMoscow
NominatorThe President
Appointer
after consultation with Federation Council
Term lengthNo fixed term
First holderAndrei Kozyrev
Websitewww.mid.ru

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is one of the five so-called "presidential" ministers, along with the ministers of defense, interior, emergencies and justice. Although they are members of the Cabinet, but they are directly subordinate to the President. The minister of foreign affairs, like other presidential ministers, is nominated and appointed by the President, after consultation with the Federation Council (the other ministers are nominating by the Prime Minister and appointed by the President after approval by the State Duma). The foreign minister is also a permanent member of the Russian Security Council.[1]

Tsardom of Russia


Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
Heads of Ambassadorial Prikaz
Ivan Viskovatyi January 2, 1549 August 2, 1562[2] Ivan IV
Andrey Vasilyev September, 1562 July 25, 1570
Andrey Shchelkalov November, 1570 June 17, 1594
Feodor I
Vasily Shchelkalov June 30, 1594 May 1601
Boris Godunov
Afanasy Vlasyev May 1601 May 8, 1605
Feodor II
Ivan Gramotin August 1605 February 14, 1606 False Dmitriy I
Vasily Telepnev 1606 March 1611 Vasili IV
False Dmitry II
Ivan Gramotin November 20, 1611 September 1612
Fedor Androsov
(Acting)
September 1612 June 1613
Pyotr Tretyakov June 1613 May 16, 1618 Michael
Ivan Gramotin May 1618 December 21, 1626
Efim Telepnev December 22, 1626 July 30, 1630
Fedor Likhachov September 21, 1630 December 25, 1631
Ivan Gryazev October 1, 1632 April 17, 1634
Ivan Gramotin May 19, 1634 July 19, 1635
Fedor Likhachov September 21, 1635 September 1, 1643
Grigory Lvov September 1, 1643 December 27, 1646
Alexis
Nazary Chistoy January 6, 1647 June 2, 1648
Mikhail Volosheninov July 4, 1648 April 1653
Almaz Ivanov September 28, 1653 March 10, 1667
Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin July 15, 1667 February 21, 1671
Artamon Matveyev February 22, 1671 July 3, 1676
Feodor III
Larion Ivanov July 4, 1676 December 21, 1680
Vasily Volynsky December 21, 1680 May 6, 1681
Larion Ivanov
(Acting)
May 6, 1681 May 15, 1682
Sofia Alekseyevna,
Ivan V
and Peter I
Vasily Golitsyn May 17, 1682 September 6, 1689
Emelian Ukraintsev September 6, 1689 April 19, 1699 Ivan V
and Peter I
Peter I
Lev Naryshkin 1697 1699
Fyodor Golovin February 18, 1700 August 2, 1706
Pyotr Shafirov September 1706 1708
Gavriil Golovkin 1708 15 December 1717

Russian Empire


Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
Presidents of the Collegium of Foreign Affairs
Gavriil Golovkin 15 December 1717 January 20, 1734 Peter I
Catherine I
Peter II
Anna
Andrey Osterman 1734 1740
Aleksey Tcherkassky November 10, 1740 November 4, 1742 Ivan VI
Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin November 4, 1742 February 15, 1758 Elizabeth
Mikhail Vorontsov November 23, 1758 October 27, 1763
Peter III
Nikita Panin October 27, 1763 April 10, 1781 Catherine II
Ivan Osterman April 10, 1781 May 2, 1797
Aleksandr Bezborodko May 2, 1797 April 6, 1799 Paul I
Fyodor Rostopchin April 6, 1799 February 20, 1801
Nikita Panin March 23, 1801 September 30, 1801 Alexander I
Viktor Kochubey September 30, 1801 September 8, 1802
Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Alexander Vorontsov September 8, 1802 January 16, 1804 Alexander I
Adam Jerzy Czartoryski January 16, 1804 Juny 17, 1806
Andreas Eberhard von Budberg Juny 17, 1806 August 30, 1807
Nikolay Rumiantsev February 12, 1808 August 1, 1814
Ioannis Kapodistrias
(Joint with Karl Nesselrode)
January 31, 1816 August 19, 1822
Karl Nesselrode 1814 April 15, 1856
Nicholas I
Alexander Gorchakov April 15, 1856 9 April 1882 Alexander II
Nicholas de Giers April 9, 1882 January 26, 1895 Alexander III
Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky March 18, 1895 August 30, 1896 Nicholas II
Nikolay Shishkin September 1, 1896 January 13, 1897
Mikhail Muravyov January 13, 1897 June 21, 1900
Vladimir Lambsdorff January 6, 1901 May 11, 1906
Alexander Izvolsky May 11, 1906 October 11, 1910
Sergey Sazonov October 11, 1910 July 20, 1916
Boris Stürmer July 20, 1916 November 23, 1916
Nikolay Pokrovsky November 23, 1916 March 2, 1917

Provisional Government


Minister Party Term of Office Prime Minister
Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Pavel Milyukov Constitutional Democratic Party March 2, 1917 May 1, 1917 George Lvov
Mikhail Tereshchenko Independent May 5, 1917 November 7, 1917
Alexander Kerensky

Russian SFSR


Minister Party Term of Office Head of State
People's Commissars of Foreign Affairs
Leon Trotsky Social Democratic Labour Party
(Bolshevik)
November 7, 1917 March 13, 1918 Lev Kamenev
Georgy Chicherin Communist Party April 9, 1918 July 6, 1923
Post abolished (1923–1944). Power transferred to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union.
Anatoly Lavrentiev Communist Party March 8, 1944 March 13, 1946 Nikolay Shvernik
Post abolished
Ministers of Foreign Affairs
Mikhail Yakovlev Communist Party April 16, 1959 August 5, 1960 Nikolai Ignatov
Nikolay Organov
Sergey Lapin Communist Party September 5, 1960 January 20, 1962
Mikhail Menshikov Communist Party February 1, 1962 September 11, 1968
Nikolai Ignatov
Mikhail Yasnov
Aleksei A. Rodionov Communist Party September 11, 1968 May 7, 1971
Fyodor Titov Communist Party May 7, 1971 May 28, 1982
Vladimir Vinogradov Communist Party May 28, 1982 June 15, 1990
Vladimir Orlov
Vitaly Vorotnikov
Andrey Kozyrev Independent October 11, 1990 December 25, 1991 Boris Yeltsin

Russian Federation


Minister Party Term of Office Cabinet President
Andrey Kozyrev Independent December 25, 1991 January 5, 1996 Yeltsin–Gaigar Boris Yeltsin
Chernomyrdin I
Yevgeny Primakov Independent January 9, 1996 September 11, 1998
Chernomyrdin II
Kiriyenko
Igor Ivanov Independent September 30, 1998 February 24, 2004 Primakov
Stepashin
Putin I
Kasyanov Vladimir Putin
Sergey Lavrov United Russia February 24, 2004 Incumbent Fradkov I
Fradkov II
Zubkov
Putin II Dmitry Medvedev
Medvedev I Vladimir Putin
Medvedev II
Mishustin

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