AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION TO CANADA
Alexander N. DARCHIEV
Born in 1960.
1983 – graduated from History Department, Moscow State University.
1983-1992 – post-graduate student, junior, senior research fellow, Institute of the US and Canada Studies. Russian Academy of Sciences.
Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of North America, in 1992.
1992-1997 – First Secretary, Head of Section, MFA Department of North America.
1997-2002 – Counselor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the US.
2003-2005 – Deputy Director, MFA, Department of North America.
2005-2010 – Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the US.
2010-2014 - Director, MFA Department of North America.
Appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Canada on October 24, 2014.
He has a diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraodrinary and Plenipotentionary.
Decorated with numerous awards.
Speaks English and French.
Married, has a daughter.