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Boris  Bondarev

Boris Bondarev

The Highest Ranking & Only Diplomat to Resign from the Russian Foreign Ministry


Boris Bondarev is a career diplomat who has worked for the foreign ministry since 2002. He has served as an adviser on nuclear non-proliferation for nearly a decade, first in Moscow and then at Russia’s permanent mission to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva. Read More >

During that time, he said, he had stayed on as a diplomat even as relations deteriorated with the west because he felt there was “some room for diplomacy, some room to go back to normal somehow”.

Bondarev is the highest-level diplomat yet to resign publicly from the Russian foreign ministry over the war, which began in February. Read Less ^

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A Conversation with Boris Bondarev