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Ambassador

H.E. Mr. Victor Ivanovich Sibilev
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Botswana

Born on 1 May 1955.

In 1980 graduated from the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR, 1993 Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Doctor of History.

Diplomatic service since 1980. Occupied various diplomatic positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and the Russian Federation in Moscow and abroad:

1987 1991 Embassy of the USSR in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, in the Czech and Slovac Federative Republic;

1995 1999 Embassy of Russia in Switzerland;

2000 2003 Head of Secretariat of Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia;

2003 2008 Consul General of the Russian Federation to the Czech Republic;

2009 2014 Deputy Director of the Department for Compatriots abroad of the Foreign Ministry of Russia.

Since August 2014 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Botswana.

Presented Letters of Credence to the President of Botswana I.Khama on September 29, 2014.

Diplomatic rank: Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the 1st class.

Speaks English, German, French, Czech and Slovac.

Married, has a son and a daughter.