Alexander V. GRUSHKO
Born in 1955.
In 1977 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
Languages – Dutch, English.
He has been working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia since 1977 and held various diplomatic posts in the central office of the MFA and abroad.
1995-1996 – Head of Division, Department for Security Affairs and Disarmament of the MFA of Russia;
1996-2000 – Head of the Russian Delegation on Military Security and Arms Control in the Negotiating Forums in Vienna, Representative of the Russian Federation to the Joint Consultative Group on the CFE Treaty, the Open Skies Consultative Commission at the OSCE Forum for Security and Cooperation;
2001-2002 – Deputy Director, Department of European Cooperation;
November 2002 – September 2005 – Director, Department of European Co-operation;
In 2005-2012 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Responsible for European and Euro-Atlantic organizations.
Diplomatic rank – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.