Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin
(; born 21 December 1963) is a well-known Russian diplomat
and popular politician, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia. In January, 2008, he became Russia's ambassador to NATO
. He was a leader of the Rodina
(Motherland) party until it merged with other similar Russian parties to form the Fair Russia
party. He speaks 4 languages and holds a doctor's degree.
On 18 February 2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
appointed Dmitry Rogozin as a Special Representative on anti-missile defence
and negotions with NATO countries on this issue.
Dmitry Rogozin was born in Moscow
in a family of a famous Soviet military scientist. He graduated from Moscow State University
in 1986 with a degree in journalism and in 1988 graduated with another degree in economics. In 1996 he also got a PhD in philosophy.
In 1993 Dmitry Rogozin joined the recently-created party "Congress of Russian Communities
" led by General Alexander Lebed
and, after its founder died in a 2002 helicopter crash, Rogozin became joint leader with Sergey Glazyev
of what became the Rodina party - described by Novaya Gazeta
liberal journalist Anna Politkovskaya
as 'created by the Kremlin’s spin doctors specifically...to draw moderately nationalist voters away from the more extreme National Bolsheviks'. Rogozin was elected to the State Duma as a deputy from Voronezh
city in 1997 and became a... Read More