Russian politician and Foreign Minister
Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov is a Russian Armenian diplomat who has been the Foreign Minister of Russia since 2004. His nomination to the Foreign Minister office was approved by two Russian presidents, in 2008 by Dmitry Medvedev and in 2012 by Vladimir Putin. Prior to that, Lavrov was a Soviet diplomat and Russia's ambassador to the United Nations from 1994 to 2004. Beside his native Russian, Lavrov also speaks English, French, Maldivian and Sinhala, as well as a little bit of Armenian.