Alexander M. KADAKIN

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India

Born: July 22, 1949 in the city of Kishinev, USSR. Ethnic Russian. Education: Graduated with honours from the Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR in 1972.
Language proficiency: English, Hindi, Urdu, French, Romanian.

Employment:

Joined the diplomatic service in 1972.
1971, 1972 – 78 – probationer, attaché, third secretary of the Embassy of the USSR in India, New Delhi.
1978 – 1983 – second, first secretary, counsellor of the Secretariat of the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
(Concurrently, 1979 – 85 – Asst. Professor of the Department of Indian Studies, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations).
1983 – 1989 – Assistant, Senior Assistant (Chef du Cabinet) to the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
1989 – 1991 – Minister–Counsellor (DCM) of the Embassy of the USSR in India , New Delhi.
June–September 1991 – First Deputy Head of the Foreign Minister’s Secretariat.
1991 – 1993 – Minister–Counsellor (DCM) of the Embassy of the USSR/Russia in India, New Delhi .
1993 – 1997 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Nepal .
1997 – 1999 – Member of the Collegium, Director of the Linguistic Support Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
1999 – 2004 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India.
2004 – 2005 – Ambassador–at–Large, Secretary of the Council of the Heads of Entities of the Russian Federation , MFA.
2005 – 2009 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Sweden.
Since October 27, 2009 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India.

Accompanied Chairman L.I.Brezhnev, President M.S.Gorbachev, President B.N.Yeltsin on a number of official visits abroad including India , USA , Britain , UN, as consultant.

Diplomatic Rank: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1994).

Participated in the work of Soviet delegations at five sessions of the UN General
Assembly as an expert.

Publications: Authored and translated several books from English and Hindi. Published over 50 articles in scientific journals and press in Russia and India .
Visited more than 30 countries.
Has a number of Government decorations. The Order of Honour (2009)
Was awarded the title of the Honoured Diplomatist of the Russian Federation (2004).
Academician, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

 

 

Speech of H.E. Mr Alexander M. Kadakin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India, at the ceremony of presentation of credentials to H.E. Mrs Pratibha Patil, President of the Republic of India

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