Maria Lavrova is the lovely wife of Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov.
Maria’s husband was born Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov on 21 March 1950. Sergei a Russian diplomat, is known for being the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations. He’s credited with helping Russian diplomacy acquire a stronger pitch and more confident voice, whilst also making it more pragmatic and less rigid.
He was raised in Moscow by an Armenian father and a Russian mother. Lavrov graduated from high school with a silver medal. He later entered the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and graduated in 1972 –one of the most prestigious and closed higher education establishments in the USSR, and Alma Mater for all those dreaming about a career in the Foreign Service.
Born into a well-off family of Moscow civil servants, Lavrov was always a good student. Decades after finishing high school, he said his physics teacher had a major influence on him, both personally and academically. He even considered pursuing a career in science, but his mother, who held a lucrative position at the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Trade, persuaded him to choose diplomacy instead.
He made his career by extinguishing international tension, but his friends say he’s also very good at lighting a fire. He was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2004.
Let’s meet his better half, Maria Lavrova.
Not much ha been publicized about the elegant political spouse Maria Lavrova. However we do know she and her husband are the proud parents of one daughter, Ekaterina also known as Catherine Lavrov.
Being the wife of a diplomat is pretty much like being the wife of a professional athlete, they better be ready to move across the world. In fact, Maria Lavrova lived in the U.S. while her husband worked in the Soviet permanent representation at the UN. However, after the appointment of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2004, Lavrov and his wife returned to Russia.
It was in New York that Maria Lavrova and Sergey welcomed their daughter. She stayed in the U.S. to attend school in Manhattan. Ekaterina eventually graduated from Columbia University and is now a married woman.
Ekaterina lived in NY until 2014 when she left to London for an internship. While in London, she met the son of pharmaceutical tycoon, a graduate of Cambridge, Alexander Vinokourov. Ekaterina and Alexander eventually married.