Vorontsov's former residence in Washington, D.C.

Yuli Mikhailovich Vorontsov (also Yuliy Vorontsov; Russian: Ю́лий Миха́йлович Воронцо́в) (October 7, 1929, Leningrad  – December 12, 2007, Moscow) was a Soviet and Russian diplomat, President of International Centre of the Roerichs (Moscow).[1] In the mid-1970s he was Chargé d'Affaires at the Soviet embassy in Washington under Ambassador Dobrynin.[2] He was then Ambassador to India (1978-1983) and France (1983-1986).[2] He returned to Moscow to be the first deputy foreign minister (1986-1990) and participated in arms reduction talks with the United States.[1][2] In 1988-1989, he was simultaneously the Ambassador to Afghanistan as Soviet troops withdrew from the country.[1] He then served as the last Soviet ambassador to United Nations between 1990 and 1991 and as the first Russian Permanent Representative to the UN from 1991 to 1994.[1] After this he served as the Russian ambassador to the United States from 1994 to 1998.[1][2] In 2000 Vorontsov was chosen as the high-level coordinator for issues related to a paragraph of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1284 which once again required Iraq to face "its obligations regarding the repatriation or return of all Kuwaiti and third country nationals or their remains, [and] the return of all Kuwaiti property [...] seized by Iraq" (during the invasion of Kuwait).[2][3]

Honours and awards


  1. ^ a b c d e Associated Press (December 15, 2007). "Yuli Vorontsov, Envoy to U.S. and Afghanistan, Is Dead at 78". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e (Press release) (14 February 2000). "Secretary-General appoints Yuli M. Vorontsov as high-level coordinator pursuant to paragraph 14 of resolution 1284 (1999)". United Nations. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  3. ^ Text of Resolution at UNHCR.org
  4. ^ "Ratan Tata, L.N. Mittal receive Padma Vibhushan". The Hindu. May 11, 2008. Archived from the original on October 3, 2009. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
Diplomatic posts Preceded by(New creation) Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations 1991 - 1994 Succeeded bySergei Lavrov Preceded byAlexander Belonogov Permanent Representative of the Soviet Union to the United Nations 1990 - 1991 Succeeded by(Position abolished)