Ambassador Mikhail Ivanovich PETRAKOV

Born on September 27, 1959.

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University) and joined diplomatic service in 1982.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Career:

      • 1982-1986 - Embassy of the USSR in India;
      • 1988-1995 - Embassy of the USSR/Russia in Australia;
      • 1999 – 2001 – Head of OSCE Division, European Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation;
      • 2001 – 2003 – Senior Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Communities in Brussels, Belgium;
      • 2003-2006 - Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium;
      • 2006 – 2008 – Deputy Director of the First Department of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation;
      • 2008 – 2011- Director of the First Department of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation;
      • Since 2011 – Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa.
      • Diplomatic Rank: First Class Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
      • Languages: English, French and Hindi.
      • Marital status: married, with two daughters.

 

 

List of the Ambassadors of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa  (1992-2019)

 

Yevgeny Gusarov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa

(31 December 1992 – 8 August 1997)

 

Vadim Lukov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa

(8 August 1997 – 28 November 2000)

 

Andrey Kushakov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa

(28 November 1997 – 22 June 2006)

 

Anatoly Makarov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa

(22 June 2006 – 20 February 2012)

Mikhail Petrakov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa

(20 February 2012 – present day)

 

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