Mr Vyacheslav Ivanovich Trubnikov Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India
Born: April 25, 1944 in the city of Irkutsk, ethnic Russian.
Education: Graduated from the Moscow State Institute (University) of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR in 1967.
Language proficiency: Hindi, English.
Employment: On graduation joined the USSR foreign intelligence service. On diplomatic service since 1975.
1975-1977 - posted to the USSR Embassy in India.
1984-1987 - posted to the USSR Embassy in Bangladesh.
1987-1990 - posted to the USSR Embassy in India.
Since 1992 held senior posts in the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation.
1996-2000 - Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation.
2000-2004 - First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
2004-2009 - Appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of India.
Diplomatic rank and titles: Holds the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary; Holds the military rank of General of the Army. Government decorations Decorated with state orders and medals of the Soviet Union, Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus Academic
Awards: Academician, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; Member, Journalists Union of Russia. Marital status: Married, has a daughter.