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Demise of the Russian Ambasador to the UAE

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the United Arab Emirates informs with deep sorrow that on January 16, 2021, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United Arab Emirates Sergei Nikolayevich Kuznetsov passed away suddenly at the age of 68 in Moscow.

         Sergei Kuznetsov was born in 1953. In 1976 he graduated from MGIMO univrsity of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sergei Nikolaevich devoted his whole life to the diplomatic service. Since 1985, he worked in various positions in the Central Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad, held the posts of Consul General of the Russian Federation in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Djibouti and the Federal Republic of Somalia concurrently. Since 2019, S.N. Kuznetsov  represented Russia in the UAE.

         For more than three decades of work in the diplomatic field, Sergei Kuznetsov established himself as a high-class professional, a brilliant Arabist, a recognized specialist in the Middle East and African countries. At the same time, Sergei Kuznetsov has always remained a wonderful and modest person who has devoted his entire life to promoting Russia's interests in the Arab world.

         The staff of the Embassy deeply grieves over the untimely death of His Excellency Sergei Kuznetsov and expresses the most sincere condolences to his family and friends.