List of Russian Ambassadors in the United Kingdom

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List of Russian Ambassadors to the Court of St James’s .

Russian Embassy Kensington Palace Gardens 4–7

Heads of mission

Appointed / Accredited Surname Remarks Leave the embassy post
1760 ~ Alexander Vorontsov 1762
1785 Semyon Vorontsov 1832
1806 Pavel Alexandrovich Stroganov 1806
1806 Maximilian of Alopaeus 1808
1828 ~ Paul by Nicolay 1828
1840 Philipp von Brunnow 1854
1858 Philipp von Brunnow 1874
1874 Pyotr Andreevich Shuvalov 1878
1882 Arthur von Mohrenheim 1884
1883 Sergei Dmitrievich Sasonov Embassy secretary
1903 Alexander Konstantinowitsch Benckendorff In 1904 the Russian Embassy acquired Airedale Terriere as army dogs for the Russo-Japanese War . 1917
1917 Konstantin Dmitrievich Nabokov (1872–1927) Chargé d'Affaires consul general previously member of the Preobrazhensky body guard regiment . 1917
1920 Maxim Maximowitsch Litvinow In 1920/1921 he led the Soviet delegation in negotiations with Great Britain, which in March 1921 resulted in a trade agreement and de facto recognition of the Soviet Union by London. 1921
March 1921 Leonid Krasin After the October Revolution in 1917, Krassin was People's Commissar for Trade and Industry from November 1918, then People's Commissar for Foreign Trade until 1923, as such he concluded the Anglo-Soviet trade agreement of March 1921. March 1921
June 1923 Christian Georgievich Rakovsky Was removed from Ukraine by Josef Stalin in mid-1923 and was supposed to negotiate formal recognition of the Soviet Union in Great Britain and France . The governments in London and Moscow established diplomatic relations in 1924. Angered by the murder of his cousin Nicholas II (Russia) , George V (United Kingdom) refused to see the Soviet envoy. In violation of diplomatic protocol, he sent the Prince of Wales Edward VIII to receive the letter of accreditation from the Soviet ambassador on February 1, 1924. 1925
1926 Arkadi Pavlovich rosewood Chargé d'affaires of the Soviet trade mission in London. In 1926 the government of Alexei Ivanovich Rykov offered the Trades Union Congress its support in the general strike, which Walter Citrine, 1st Baron Citrine, refused. The government of Stanley Baldwin then searched the Soviet trade agency in London, broke off diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union on May 27, 1927 and terminated the trade agreement. 1927
1929 Grigory Sokolnikov 1932
1932 Ivan Michailowitsch Maiski Representative of the Soviet Union 1943
1943 Fyodor Tarasovich Gusew Representative of the Soviet Union 1946
1946 Georgi Nikolayevich Sarubin 1952
1952 Andrei Andreevich Gromyko Representative of the Soviet Union 1953
1953 Yakov Alexandrovich Malik Representative of the Soviet Union Naval Attaché Yevgeny Ivanov 1960
1960 Alexander Alexejewitsch Soldatow Representative of the Soviet Union 1966
1966 Mikhail Smirnovsky Representative of the Soviet Union 1972
1986 Leonid Zamyatin Representative of the Soviet Union 1991
1991 Boris Dmitrievich Pankin Representative of the Soviet Union in December 1991 1994
1994 Anatoly Adamishin 1997
2000 March Grigori Karasin 2005 June
2005 June Yuri Fedotov As a result of the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko , the government refused Vladimir Putin , Andrey Lugovoy to deduct from the embassy in London, after which he for Persona non grata was declared. His laissez passer expired on July 16, 2007. 2010
March 2, 2010 Alexander Vladimirovich Jakovenko Appointed on January 29, 2010. August 24, 2019
August 24, 2019 Ivan Alexeyevich Volodin Иван Алексеевич Володин, chargé

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Jürgen Zarusky, The German Social Democrats and the Soviet Model. Ideological discussion and foreign policy conceptions 1917–1933, Munich 1992, p . 209 At ARCOS and the Russian Trade Delegation, the new chargé d'affaires, Arkady Rosengolz, actually placed a ban on Soviet staff becoming involved in any strike-related activity . see: Timothy Phillips, The Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age [1]
  2. ( Died: Fyodor Tarassowitsch Gussew . In: Der Spiegel . No. 14 , 1987 ( online ).
  3. Sparkling wine for Alex . In: Der Spiegel . No. 50 , 1965 ( online ).