Born March 21, 1950 in Moscow
1972 - graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
1988-1990- Deputy head of the Department of International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1990-1992 - Director of the Department of International Organizations and Global Issues of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992-1994 - Deputy foreign minister of the Russian Federation
1994-2004 - Permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations
March 9, 2004 - appointed Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation
Lavrov speaks 3 foreign languages: Sinhala, English and French.
Married, has one daughter.