H.E. Mr. Mikhail V. BARANOV

 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to

the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Born in 1961.

Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1983.

Began his diplomatic career in 1983.

Worked at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the People's Republic of China in 1983 – 1989, 1993 – 1997 and 1999 - 2004.

2007 – 2011 – Minister – Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Thailand.

2011 – 2014 – Deputy Director of the 1st Department of Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Diplomatic rank: Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary 2nd Class.

Divorced.

Speaks English and Mandarin.