vladimir czishov
VLADIMIR CHIZHOV

Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov is the Permanent Rpresentative of the Russian Federation to the European Union in Brussels. He graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO – University) and joined the diplomatic service in 1976. In 1999 he became Director of the European Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from 2000 to 2002 he was the Russian Special Representative for the Balkans. In 2002 Vladimir Chizhov became Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. From 2005 he was Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Communities in Brussels and since 2010 he is Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union in Brussels. Vladimir Chizhov conducted analytical research work on European Security, OSCE, Russia-EU and Russia-NATO relations, Mediterranean, Balkans, problems of Cyprus and Northern Ireland as well as UN peace-keeping operations.