MGIMO Mourns Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin

MGIMO Mourns Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin

26 January 2017

January 26th, the Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin passed away at age 68 in New Delhi. The Management and faculty members of the University extend their sincere condolences to the diplomat’s family and friends.

Alexander Kadakin was born on July 22nd 1949 in Chisinau and he graduated in 1971 with honors from MGIMO. He started straight away his career as a diplomat in the Soviet Embassy in India. From 1978 to 1989, he served in the central office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and after that returned to India to occupy the position of Minister-Counselor. From 1992 to 1997, Alexander Kadakin headed the Russian diplomatic mission in Nepal and in 1997 became Director of the Department of Linguistic Support of the Russian Foreign Ministry. In 1999, Alexander Kadakin was appointed Russian Ambassador to India, in 2005 he served as Ambassador to Sweden, and in 2009 he took up a second term as Ambassador to India.

The diplomat spoke Hindi, English, Urdu, French and Romanian. Alexander Kadakin devoted most of the career to developing Russian-Indian relations. In 2009, he was awarded the Order of Honor of the Russian Federation and in 2014 the Order of Friendship for his contribution to Russian foreign policy.

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