Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia)
|Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации|
Russian Foreign Ministry Building on Moscow's Smolenskaya Square.
|Formed||1549 as Posolsky Prikaz|
|Jurisdiction||President of Russia|
|Headquarters||32/34 Smolenskaya-Sennaya pl, Moscow
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Russian MFA; Russian: Министерство иностранных дел Российской Федерации, МИД РФ) is the central government institution charged with leading the foreign policy and foreign relations of Russia. It is a continuation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, which was under the supervision of the Soviet Ministry of External Relations. Sergey Lavrov is the current foreign minister.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs
- Mikhail Yakovlev 1959–1960
- Sergey Lapin 1960–1962
- Mikhail Menshikov 1962–1968
- Aleksey Rodionov 1968–1971
- Fodor Titov 1971–1982
- Vladimir Vinogradov 1982–1990
- Andrey Kozyrev 1990–96
- Yevgeny Primakov 1996–98
- Igor Ivanov 1998–2004
- Sergei Lavrov 2004–
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The ministry operates a network of overseas schools for children of Russian diplomats.
In connection with the Moscow building that houses the Ministry's main office:
- All-Russia Exhibition Centre
- Hotel Leningradskaya
- Ministry of Heavy Industry of Russia
- Moscow State University
- Palace of Soviets
- Academy of Science (Riga)
- Seven Sisters (Moscow)
- Warsaw Palace of Culture and Science
- "Специализированные структурные образовательные подразделения МИД России (заграншколы МИД России) (официальные сайты)" (Archive). Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Retrieved on 14 April 2015.
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