Maria Lavrova is the lovely and supportive political spouse of Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov.
Maria’s husband was born Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov on 21 March 1950. Sergei a Russian diplomat, is known for being the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations.
He was raised in Moscow by an Armenian father and a Russian mother. Lavrov graduated from high school with a silver medal. He later entered the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and graduated in 1972.
Following his graduation from college he worked at the Soviet Embassy in Sri Lanka until 1976. He then moved on to the Department of International Economic Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, post he held until 1981.
All through the 80’s he served as First Secretary, Adviser, Senior Adviser to the Soviet mission to the UN. From 1988 until 1990 he was named Deputy Head of the Department of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For two years until 1992, he was Head of the Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs was named Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN in 1994. He served in that position for a decade until 2004.
Also in 2004 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was re-elected in 2012.
He is fluent Russian, English, French, Sinhala, and Dhivehi