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Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, Vice President of the Russian International Affairs Council
Ambassador Gleb Aleksandrovitch Ivashentsov is Vice-President, Russian International Affairs Council. He graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the Diplomatic Academy, USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has previously held appointments at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade; International Department, Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union; USSR/Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director, Third, Second Asian Department (South and Southwest Asia), Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His diplomatic postings include appointments as Consul General of USSR/ Russia in Bombay, India; First Deputy Director, Third Asian Department (South and Southwest Asia), MFA; Ambassador of Russia to the Union of Myanmar and Ambassador of Russia to the Republic of Korea. Amb. Ivasgentsov has been bestowed the State awards of “The Order of Friendship” (Russia) in 2003 and “Khanhwa Medal for diplomatic merits” (Republic of Korea) in 2009. His publications include, (In Russian) “India” (1989 – circ.100 thousand) “India – basics in brief” (2009), “Behind the fortifications of 38th parallel” (2012), “Korean tiger” (2017),”On South Korea” (2019), in English – “The tiger of the land of morning calm” (2014), in Korean – “The other Korea” (2012). He is a Special Research Fellow of the China Center for Contemporary World Studies.