Russian Politics, & Personalities

President’s Press Secretary

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BORN: 17 OCTOBER 1967 in Moscow.

EDUCATION:  Mr Peskov graduated in 1989 from the Asia and Africa Institute of Moscow State University with a degree in Oriental History and Translation.

CAREER: *Upon graduation, Mr Peskov began working at the USSR Foreign Ministry.  *From 1990 to 1994, Mr Peskov served as administrative assistant on duty, then attaché, and then third secretary of the Russian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.  *From 1994-1996 Mr Peskov worked at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.  *In 1996, Mr Peskov returned to Ankara, Turkey where he served as second, and then first secretary of the Russian Embassy there.  *From 2000 to 2004, Mr Peskov held various jobs within the President’s Press Service, including Head of the Department for Relations with the Mass Media; Deputy Head/First Deputy Head of the Press Service of the Russian President; and Deputy Press Secretary of the Russian President.  *From 2004 to 2008, Mr Peskov served as First Deputy Press Secretary of the Russian President.  *On 25 April 2008, Mr Peskov was appointed Press Secretary of the Prime Minister – Deputy Chief of the Government Staff.  *Mr Peskov returned to the President’s office upon Mr Putin’s reelection, when he was appointed to his current position as Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office, Presidential Press Secretary.

MISCELLANEOUS: *Mr Peskov is married, and has three children.

Written by Nina Jobe

September 2, 2009 at 10:45 PM

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