Leonid Drachevsky


Executive Director of Gorchakov Foundation for Public Diplomacy Support, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.

Graduated from the Mendeleev Moscow Chemistry and Technology Institute and the Russian State University of Physical Education. Took postgraduate courses for diplomatic personnel at the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RF MFA) Diplomatic Academy.

Worked as head of Main Directorate for Physical Education and Reserves at the USSR Sports Committee; First Deputy Chairman of the RSFSR State Committee on Physical Culture and Sports; councilor at the Russian General Consulate in Barcelona (Spain) during the Olympic Games.

In 1993 joined the RF MFA. Russian Ambassador to Poland; then Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Minister for CIS affairs.

From 2000 till 2004, Special Presidential Representative in the Siberian Federal Region.

At one time, served as Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee of RAO United Energy Systems of Russia.

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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