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Minister of Foreign Affairs (Russia)

This is a list of foreign ministers of Tsardom of Russia, Russian Empire, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, and Russian Federation.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia
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Sergey Lavrov February 2016.jpg
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 Prime Minister
AppointerThe President
Term lengthNo fixed term
First holderIvan Viskovatyi
Websitewww.mid.ru

Contents

Tsardom of RussiaEdit

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
  Ivan Viskovatyi January 2, 1549 August 2, 1562[1] Ivan IV
  Andrey Vasilyev September, 1562 July 25, 1570
  Andrey Shchelkalov November, 1570 June 17, 1594
  Vasily Shchelkalov June 30, 1594 May 1601 Feodor I
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 I
  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
  Larion Ivanov July 4, 1676 December 21, 1680
Feodor III
  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 Galitzine May 17, 1682 September 6, 1689
  Emelian Ukraintsev September 6, 1689 April 19, 1699 Ivan V
and Peter I
  Lev Naryshkin 1697 1699 Peter I

Russian EmpireEdit

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
  Fyodor Golovin February 18, 1700 August 2, 1706 Peter I
  Pyotr Shafirov September 1706 1708
  Gavriil Golovkin 1708 January 20, 1734
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
  Alexander Vorontsov September 8, 1802 January 16, 1804
  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
  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/Russian RepublicEdit

Minister Party Term of Office Prime Minister
  Pavel Milyukov Constitutional Democratic Party March 2, 1917 May 1, 1917 George Lvov
  Mikhail Tereshchenko Independent May 5, 1917 October 29, 1917
Alexander Kerensky

Soviet UnionEdit

Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
57   Georgy Chicherin July 6, 1923 July 21, 1930 Vladimir Lenin
Joseph Stalin
58   Maxim Litvinov July 21, 1930 May 3, 1939
59   Vyacheslav Molotov May 3, 1939 March 4, 1949
60   Andrey Vyshinsky March 4, 1949 March 5, 1953
61   Vyacheslav Molotov March 5, 1953 June 1, 1956
Nikita Khrushchev
62   Dmitri Shepilov June 1, 1956 February 15, 1957
63   Andrei Gromyko February 15, 1957 July 27, 1985
Leonid Brezhnev
Yuri Andropov
Konstantin Chernenko
64   Eduard Shevardnadze July 28, 1985 December 20, 1990 Mikhail Gorbachev
65   Aleksandr Bessmertnykh January 15, 1991 August 28, 1991
  Boris Pankin (Acting) August 28, 1991 November 14, 1991
Minister of External Relations of the USSR (1991-1991)
Portrait Name Term of office Head of State
1   Eduard Shevardnadze November 19, 1991 December 26, 1991

Russian SFSREdit

Minister Party Term of Office Head of State
  Leon Trotsky Social Democratic Labour Party
(Bolshevik)
November 8, 1917 March 13, 1918 Lev Kamenev
  Georgy Chicherin Communist Party April 9, 1918 July 6, 1923
Post abolished (1923–1944)
  Anatoly Lavrentiev Communist Party March 8, 1944 March 13, 1946 Nikolay Shvernik
Post abolished (1946–1959)
  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 May 16, 1992 Boris Yeltsin

Russian FederationEdit

Minister Party Term of Office President
  Andrey Kozyrev Independent May 16, 1992 January 5, 1996 Boris Yeltsin
  Yevgeny Primakov Independent January 10, 1996 September 11, 1998
  Igor Ivanov Independent September 30, 1998 February 24, 2004
Vladimir Putin
  Sergey Lavrov United Russia February 24, 2004 Incumbent
Dmitry Medvedev
Vladimir Putin

See alsoEdit

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