Biography of Evgenii Primakov
Minister for Foreign Affairs


Personal Data

Name: Evgenii Maksimovich Primakov
Date and Place of birth: 29 October 1929, Kiev USSR
Marital Status: Married, a daughter

Education

1953: Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Oriental Studies
1956: Completed a post-graduate course at the Moscow State University

Professional Career

1956-1962: Correspondent, editor-in-chief, deputy editor-in-chief, editor-in-chief of the Main Department of Radio Broadcasting for Foreign Countries.

1962-1970: Analyst, deputy editor, staff correspondent of the newspaper Pravda in the Arab countries.

1970-1977: Deputy director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

1977-1985: Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

1985-1989: Director of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

1989-1990: Chairman of the Soviet of the Union of the Supreme Soviet Chairman of the parliamentary group of the USSR, of the USSR, Chairman of the parliamentary group of the USSR.

1990-1991: Member of the Presidential Council of the USSR.

Sept - Nov 1991: First Deputy Chairman of the USSR KGB - the head of the First Main Department.

Nov - Dec 1991: Director of the Central Intelligence Service of the USSR.

Dec 1991 - Jan 1996: Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia.

Jan 1996 - present: Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.