Vladislav Petrovich Terekhov

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Vladislav Petrovich Terekhov ; ( Russian Владислав Петрович Терехов ; born November 5, 1933 in Rostov-on-Don ) is a Russian diplomat and was ambassador of the USSR from June 1990 to September 1997 ; or the Russian Federation in Germany.


After graduating from school, he studied at the Moscow State University of International Relations (MSHIB) . From 1957 to 1963 Terechow stayed for further studies in the Federal Republic of Germany and has been fluent in German since then. After joining the diplomatic service in his home country in the 1960s, he initially worked for four years in Vienna at the embassy of the USSR in Austria . Wladislaw Terechow then worked for another ten years as a sector manager and deputy head of the 3rd European department in the USSR Foreign Ministry in Moscow .

In 1981 Terechow was appointed to the Federal Republic of Germany for the first time , to the Soviet embassy in Bonn . There he was a delegation counselor until 1986. In the second half of the 1980s he headed the Labor Administration of the Soviet Embassy in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. In 1988 Terekhov was appointed head of the Central Administration for Cadres (Personnel) and Educational Institutions of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow.

From June 1990 to September 1997 Terechow was ambassador of the USSR and the Russian Federation in Germany.

Terechow survived all leadership changes in Moscow. During his service there were decisive twists and turns in the East-West relationship such as E.g. the turning point and peaceful revolution in the GDR , reunification (1990) and the collapse of the Soviet Union (1990/1991) including the withdrawal of the Soviet army from Germany in summer 1994.

On August 29, 2014 - now 80 years old - he took part in the one-day Berlin Conference Security Policy in Europe - 20 years after the withdrawal of Soviet / Russian troops from Germany . It was organized by the Federal Academy for Security Policy . Terechow spoke there as part of a panel discussion about the withdrawal of the Soviet Army from Germany, which he then adopted.

Vladislav Terekhov is a professor at the Department of Diplomacy at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations ( MGIMO ) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Petersburg Dialogue .

Ambassador to Germany

In 1990 Wladislaw Terechow returned to the Federal Republic again. On June 6, 1990, in Bonn, the then federal capital, he presented his credentials as the new ambassador of the Soviet Union. He replaced Juli Kwizinski , who was recalled in April 1990.

On March 13, 1991, the former head of state of the GDR, Erich Honecker , was surprisingly transported from the Soviet military hospital in Beelitz to Moscow by a special plane of the Soviet military , although a German arrest warrant was available. Through this action, Honecker was temporarily withdrawn from the German judiciary. Usually, after such a blatant violation of diplomatic customs, the relevant foreign ambassador is summoned immediately. In this case it took 30 hours. Two days later he had an appointment at the Foreign Office .

After the Supreme Soviet in Moscow in March 1991 was the last of the parliaments involved to approve the two-plus-four treaty , Ambassador Terechow presented the then German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher with the ratification document on March 15 at the Bonn Foreign Office. The treaty came into force. For the Soviet side, Terechow himself participated in the four rounds of negotiations on the two-plus-four treaty as well as in the negotiations on the so-called neighborhood treaty (precisely: treaty on good neighborliness, partnership and cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ) involved.

In the early evening of August 18, 1991, Terechow went to Genscher's office to inform him of the junta's declaration that had carried out the coup against Gorbachev .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Terechow, Wladislaw im Munzinger-Archiv , accessed on April 10, 2016 ( beginning of article freely available)
  2. ^ Draft program for the conference on security policy in Europe - 20 years after the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Germany
  3. Terechow on the website of the Petersburg Dialogue ( Memento of the original from April 10, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.petersburger-dialog.com
  4. Hans-Dietrich Genscher: Memories ; Siedler Verlag, Berlin 1995; P. 969
  5. 25 years ago: Yes to the two-plus-four contract / calendar sheet on Bundestag.de
predecessor Office successor
July Alexandrovich Kwizinsky Soviet and Russian ambassador to Germany
Sergei Borisovich Krylov