Ambassador of the Russian Federation

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Afghanistan

Dmitriy A. Zhirnov

 

Born in 1977. 

In 2000 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Held various positions within the Ministry and its foreign missions. 

In 2016 – 2019 Minister-Counsellor the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA. 

On April 29, 2020 Vladimir Putin issued an Executive Order appointing Dmitriy A. Zhirnov Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 

Holds a PhD in political science. 

Holds a diplomatic rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary 2 class, assigned in December 2017. 

Speaks English and Chinese. 

Married.