Sergey Lavrov, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, presented his credentials to the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on 22d September 1994.
Mr. Lavrov was his country's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1992- 1994) and, earlier in 1990-1992, served as Director of the Foreign Ministry's Department for International Organizations and Global Issues. Prior to which he served at the Foreign Ministry's Directorate for International Economic Relations, as deputy head (1988-1990). He was First Secretary, Counsellor and Senior Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Soviet Union to the United Nations (1981-1988).
Mr. Lavrov began his career in 1972, serving at the Embassy of the Soviet Union in Sri Lanka, and from 1976 to 1981 was with the Department of International Economic Organizations of the Soviet Foreign Ministry.
Mr. Lavrov graduated in 1972 from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Soviet Foreign Ministry. Born in 1950, he is married and has a daughter.