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.
Has the rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the 1st class.
Decorated with numerous awards.
Speaks English and French.
Married, has a daughter.