MR GRIGORY S. LOGVINOV
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Commonwealth of Australia
Born in 1956.
1979 – graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University and joined diplomatic service.
1980-1983 – assistant attaché, senior assistant attaché of the Embassy of the USSR in China.
1983-1987 – attaché, third secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1987-1993 – third, second, first secretary of the Embassy of the USSR (then – Russian Federation) in China.
1993-1996 – office director for China.
1996-2001 – political counsellor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA.
2001-2004 – deputy director general of the Bureau of Pan-Asiatic problems; was directly engaged in construction of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
2004-2008 – permanent envoy of the Russian Federation to the SCO.
2008-2016 – Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, special envoy for North-East Asia Security; Deputy Head of Russian delegation to the Six Party Talks.
Holds the diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, First class.
Speaks Chinese, English and German.
Married. Has two daughters, 1986 and 1989.
Message by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Grigory S.Logvinov
It is a pleasure for me to be in Australia. I am truly honored to represent the Russian Federation in the "green continent". I intend to make all necessary efforts, aimed at the fruitful development of the ties between our countries in all areas - political, trade, economic, cultural etc. I am absolutely confident that existing problems and differences should not impede the realization of our cooperation potential as well as the existing mutual interest between our peoples.
Australia is mostly known in Russia as the land of koalas, kangaroos, wombats and other exotic animals. That is my goal to help the Russians to get to know Australia from another side - as the country, which has granted to the world a number of Nobel Prize Laureates and is rapidly advancing to the forefront in science, technology and innovation spheres. Russia has the similar goals, therefore there is a wide range of opportunities for mutually beneficial exchanges. We often find ourselves in different political camps, but I consider this fact as an additional impetus for boosting our dialogue at the governmental level as well as between academic communities and NGO. We are always open to the new ideas and initiatives of our partners.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to get acquainted with the "green continent", moreover I came at a good time - in spring, when the state capital Canberra is in bloom.
I expect a constructive and above all mutually beneficial work aimed at consistent expanding of the Russian-Australian relations