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YAKOVENKO Alexander Vladimirovich

Alexander Vladimirovich 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 organizations, economic and humanitarian co-operation, human rights, environmental co-operation, climate change, education, culture and sports).

Having graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Alexander V.Yakovenko, Doctor of 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, including the Department of International Organizations, the Permanent Mission of the USSR to the United Nations in New York, the Foreign Policy Planning Department, the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation, the Department of Security and Disarmament, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna, and the Information and Press Department.

Dr. Yakovenko participated in numerous sessions of the UN Security Council and General Assembly, the UNESCO General Conference, various OSCE forums, negotiations on conventional armed forces in Europe and confidence building measures, the IAEA Board of Governors meetings, the Russian-American Joint Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation, and the G8 expert meetings.

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


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Professional:

2005-2011 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

2000-2005 – Spokesman of MFA of Russia, Director of the Information and Press Department, MFA.

1997-2000 - Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to International Organizations in Vienna.

1995-1997 - Deputy Director of the Department of Security and Disarmament, MFA, Russian representative at the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) Governing Board (Moscow).

1993-1995 - Deputy Director of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation, MFA.

1976-1993 held various diplomatic positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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Academic:

Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (Moscow)

Corresponding member of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (Kazan, Russia)

Member of the Space Council, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow)

Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA, Paris)

Member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL, Paris)

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Publications:

Author of several books and a manual on international law. More than 150 publications on international relations and Russian foreign policy, science, education and cultural issues.


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Date of birth: 21 October 1954
Place of birth: Gomel, USSR
Family: Married. Has a daughter
Languages: Russian, English, French



COMMENTS

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01.09.2014 21:02 - Ian Thomson

Funny how the fortunes of the separatists in eastern Ukraine have had a resurgence since the arrival of your 'aid' convoy. They were getting hammered before that. What was in it, I wonder? I expect the arrival of more of your own forces in the South also helped them. I notice fewer people are yelling at you on this page now. I don't blame them. Everyone knows they are wasting their breath while you lie through your teeth. I salute the courage of the Ukrainians who stand up to you. You are bullies. You will be hated across Europe for generations if you continue your military adventure in Ukraine.


28.08.2014 12:29 - Tony

GET OUT OF UKRAINE! WAR MONGERING BASTARDS!


28.08.2014 10:57 - Evelyn Domeney

Dear Dr Yakovenko my father Mr Wilfred Birdseye was presented with the Russian Star medal on the 26th Aug. we would like to thank you for your time,your hospitality and the professional way the ceremony was carried out. My father commented that it was one of the best day's of his life. Kind regards Evelyn Domeney and Wilfred Birdseye.


26.08.2014 16:38 - Ronald James Arbon

Dear Dr.Yakovenko I would like to thank you for the ceremony which you held on Thursday 21st. August for the presentation of the Ushakov Medal to me and my fellow veterans..The ceremony which you held for us was most delightful and was, I am certain,. very much appreciated by all who attended. . Again very many thanks. Yours sincerely R<J<Arbon


14.08.2014 13:43 - Ian Thomson

Hi Sacha - I read that your country's 'Aid Convoy' is going into Ukraine through a rebel-held border crossing. What a surprise. And that it's a column of 280 unmarked Kamaz lorries which left Alabino military base near Moscow, driven by men in military uniform. And that a Red Cross spokesmen said of the convoy 'we have no agreement on this'. So basically you don't want anyone to look inside your lorries until they get to your friends in Donetsk, right? And you have 20,000 troops ready on the border. Looks like an invasion to me. No one will believe any humanitarian crap from your country's leaders. You guys are bandits. You started this conflagration - you invaded Crimea and encouraged rebellion in Donetsk. Your country will go down in infamy. Prove me wrong, Sacha. Open up your lorries for world to see. And don't use sock puppets. Most of the so-called Russophiles on this site are ludicrous fake Britons with made up names.


08.08.2014 18:05 - Ivor the Great

Ah, I see from the commenters, the Ruskie Internet police have discovered the security hole in the embassy's web site. Those who support Russia are only one step above those that support North Korea. http://www.rusemb.org.uk/ukraine-headline-news/ Yawn http://rusemb.org.uk/mh17/ Yawn Investigators in Russia have announced the arrest of five Ukrainian army officers for alleged war crimes as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine. It is unclear on what grounds Russia can prosecute the officers, who reportedly deny the charges. Morons An investigation by the Financial Times found that dozens of computers in the Ukrainian prime minister's office and at least 10 of Ukraine's embassies abroad had been infected with a virulent cyber espionage weapon "linked to Russia" Garbage Almaz Nizamutdinov, Ufa, Russia I think people will start to grow their own vegetables, apples and animals for meat in their gardens, like back in the Soviet Union when there was nothing to buy in the supermarkets. Ah, borscht and single sided sandwiches! http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/04/29/14_hairless_cats_that_look_like_vladimir_putin Enjoy!


07.08.2014 19:27 - John Barter

I just wanted to thank Russia, and it's people for recognising the Sailor of the UK for there work done in WW2. Whatever the politics going on, which is another day subject, once again Thank you for giving Medals to these Brave once young men. Yours Mr john Barter


29.07.2014 23:30 - John Swainson

As a confirmed Russophile (based on extensive personal travel in your country) I am firmly against the sanctions that those countries that have already given sanctuary to many of those who have stolen Russian resources now plan to impose on Russia. Ultimately the solution to Russia's potential difficulties that sanctions may cause is to strengthen Russia's economy such that it produces 'products; that Western consumer's demand thereby ensuring that consumer demand overrides the political machinations of governments in thrall to US dominance. In 2006 I opened a company in Russia that was intended to bring foreign currency to Russia but despite winning approval from your Government and the FSB I had to shut down the company because my lawyer bribed an attorney to witness a forged variant of my signature on a company document therefore exposing me to a risk of a blackmail attempt. I would like to help but as you will understand, this is not the medium to discuss how I might do so. I am happy to come to your Embassy if you believe that would be useful. Yours sincerely John Swainson


29.07.2014 19:37 - les hulse skelhorn

please?this video is important,it was made by bbc, banned in uk and usa?why, in it you will see eyewitness accounts? jet brought malay plane down ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veyKd8Rh6OA


24.07.2014 23:34 - david

Arthur, I don't know who you are but:- Firstly, I am not an American, but an ordinary guy bringing up my family in Southern England. Secondly, I have no political agenda to promote and think the situation in other parts of the world (like Gaza) to be an equal affront to humanity. Thirdly, it is all circumstantial evidence, no one will be ever held to account but that does not eradicate the circumstantial evidence. Fourthly, this seems to be an open website, I can say what I want on it, either to you or the Ambassador, as others have, but you don't have to reply. Fifthly, I find your personal comments totally biased and insulting. Sixthly, the truth will never come out, but worldwide opinion will also never change. Seventhly I thought 'his excellency's" squirming press conference today ( I have watched all 21 minutes on this site) to be an insult to the 298 lives lost.

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