Biography

Ambassador Vladimir A.Chizhov

Vladimir ChizhovBorn on December 3, 1953

Graduated with honours from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO - University) and joined diplomatic service in 1976.


Career:

1976 Embassy in Athens, Greece
1981 5th European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1985 Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus
1992 Counsellor, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992 Head of UK/Ireland Division, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993 Deputy Director, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995 Deputy Head, Russian delegation to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria
1996 Deputy High Representative for Bosnia Peace Implementation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1997 Director, 3rd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1997 - 2000 Russian Special Representative for Cyprus
1999 Director, European Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2000 - 2002 Russian Special Representative for the Balkans
2002 Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
2005 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
Since 2010 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

Conducted analytical research work on European security, OSCE, Russia-EU and Russia-NATO relations, Mediterranean, Balkans, problems of Cyprus and Northern Ireland, UN peace-keeping operations.

  • Diplomatic Rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (2000)
  • Decorated with state awards
  • Languages: English, Greek, French
  • Marital status: married, two children