Urnov Andrey Yurievich

Date and place of birth 10 November 1937, Moscow, Russia

1955/07 – 1961/06 Moscow State Institute of International Relations, USSR Ministry of foreign Affairs (now MGIMO-University)
Scientific Degree – Doctor of History

1961/08 – 1990/08 International Department, CPSU Central Committee
(junior reviewer, reviewer, 82-86 – Head of Africa sector,
86-90 – Deputy Head of Department)
1990/08 – 1994/03 Ambassador of USSR, then Russia
to the Republic of Namibia
1994/09 – 1998/11 Ambassador of Russia to the Republic of Armenia
1998/12 – 2000/03 Director of the Department for Relations with Subjects
of the Russian Federation, Parliament, Public and
Political Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
2000/03 – 2004/10 Ambassador at Large, Chief of the Working group
on the Caspian Sea, Ministry of Foreign affairs,
2004/11 – 2007/11 Deputy Secretary General, Permanent International
Secretariat, Organization of the Black See Economic
Cooperation (Istanbul)
2008/10 – present Leading, then chief researcher, Institute for African Studies,
Russian Academy of Sciences


  • “The Policy of South African Republic in Africa”. M. 1982, 277 pages;
  • “South Africa Against Africa (1966-1986)”. M. 1988 (English), 332 pages;
  • “Africa and the United Nations by the end of the first decade of the XXI century. M. 2011, 288 pages;
  • The USR Foreign Policy in the years of “Cold War” and “The New Thinking”. M. 2014, 683 pages;
  • “USA-Africa: The Policy of President B.Obama Administration 2009-2014”. M. 2015, 207 pages.

Order of Barge of Honour; Order of the Friendship of Peoples, Medals.