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Matveev Igor

Matveev Igor

Dr. Igor A. Matveev was born in 1972 in Sochi, Russia. In 1995 he graduated from MGIMO with distinction. In 2003 Matveev defended a doctoral thesis at MGIMO on «Pan-Arabic and National Trends in Syria’s Policy towards the Middle East». In 1993–1994 he visited Syria for the first time as an intern.

In 1998–2008 Matveev served as a Russian diplomat in Syria, Russian MFA in Moscow, and the United States. In 2003 he completed the European Training Course at the Geneva Center for Security Policy in Switzerland.

In 2008–2014 he was Deputy Head of the International Relations Department at the Council of Federation, RF Federal Assembly. From 2014 to October 2017 Matveev served as the Head of Trade and Economic spanision — Senior Counselor at the Russian Embassy in Damascus, Syria.

Matveev is fluent in Arabic and English.

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