His Excellency Dr Alexander Yakovenko

Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom, UK

Alexander Yakovenko arrived in London to assume his duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Court of St. James’s on 29th January 2011. Before his appointment, Dr. Yakovenko served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in charge of multilateral diplomacy (UN, UNESCO and other international organisations, economic and humanitarian co-operation, human rights, environmental co-operation, climate change, education, culture and sports – 2005-2011; and spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs – 2000-2005).

Having graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Alexander Yakovenko, Doctor of International Law and Professor, began his diplomatic career in 1976 and has since then occupied various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

He was also the head of the Russian delegation at the International Space Station negotiations (1993-1998).