Биография

Ambassador Vladimir A.Chizhov

Born on December 3, 1953

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

Career:                 

1976Embassy in Athens, Greece
19815th European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1985Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus
1992Counsellor, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992Head of UK/Ireland Division, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1993Deputy Director, 2nd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1995Deputy Head, Russian delegation to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria
1996Deputy High Representative for Bosnia Peace Implementation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1997Director, 3rd European Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1997 - 2000Russian Special Representative for Cyprus
1999Director, European Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2000 - 2002Russian Special Representative for the Balkans
2002Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
2005Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Communities, Brussels, Belgium
Since 2010Permanent 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