Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

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Sergey Lavrov was born on march 21, 1950 in Moscow. In 1972 he graduated from the eastern branch of the Institute of International Relations in Moscow.

From April 1992, until January 1994 he was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 1994 to 2004 he was the permanent representative of Moscow to the United Nations (UN). Lavrov’s daughter, Ecaterina Vinocurova, runs the russian representation of Christie’s Auction house. She was born and raised in New York.

Sergei Lavrov is one of the followers of the “Russian world” (russkii mir). Its author is the leader of the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin. The purpose of this “world” is not only the creation of a common linguistic space, but the restoration of the so-called “union republics” under the influence of Russia, the restoration of the USSR.

The russian world exists. It’s not a project. It is the objective reality. Until recently, we were unable to find time to help our fellow citizens no longer feel like second-hand people, because they were deprived of the posibility to speak in their language. This also refers to the russians living in Ukraine.

(Answer to a question by a ukrainian journalist about the actions of the russian Federation in Donbas, January 2016)

The head of the Chisinau diplomacy, Nicu Popescu, paid an official visit to Moscow on September 11, where he met with russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. And here the series of positive materials on this subject was exhausted, usually manipulative topics. During the discussion, Lavrov draws particular attention to the discrimination of the russian-language journalists in Moldova. He called on the authorities to “draw attention to the need to ensure the right of journalists to freely profess and not admit discriminatory policy in relation to the media”. However, Lavrov did not specify how this discrimination manifests itself.

Regarding the Transnistrian problem, Lavrov opts to offer a special status to the region in the composition of the country, while preserving the sovereignty of the Republic of Moldova. The same principles were also found in the “Kozak plan”, whose purpose, according to some experts, was Russia’s control over Moldova through Tiraspol.

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