Farit Mukhametshin


Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Graduated from the Kazan Aviation Institute, the Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages and the Diplomatic Academy of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Doctor of Sciences (Politics), professor.

Worked in various engineering and executive capacities at the Zhukovsky Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute.

At one time, Deputy Chairman of the USSR Committee of Youth Organizations.

Served as diplomat in the USSR, then Russian, MFA.

From 1995 to 1999, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan — Plenipotentiary Representative of the Republic of Tatarstan to the President of the Russian Federation.

Worked as head of Department of Liaison with the Federal Assembly, NGOs and Religious Associations of the apparatus of the RF Government; Russian Ambassador to Uzbekistan; head of the Federal Agency on CIS affairs; Special Representative of the Russian Federation President on Relations with the CIS countries.

From 2012 to 2018, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Moldova.

Since 2018, Deputy Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Recipient of state awards.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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