Vyacheslav TRUBNIKOV

Vyacheslav Trubnikov graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1967 and started to work for the Foreign Intelligence. In 1971-1977 and in 1984-1990 he worked in India and Bangladesh. In January 1992 he became the first deputy of the Director of Foreign Intelligence Service. In January 1996 to May 2000 he was the Director of Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation. From June 2000 to July 2004 he worked as a First Deputy of Foreign Minister of Russia and as a special representative of the Russian President in the CIS countries. In 2004 he was appointed to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to India and served in this capacity till 2009. Vyacheslav Trubnikov is a member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and an associated member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.