During the late 1990s and early 2000s, this prominent political figure served as Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
After graduating from the Moscow State Linguistic University, he lived in Spain as an official with the Soviet Foreign Ministry.
As Russian Foreign Minister, he opposed both the United States' military action in Iraq and NATO's initiatives in Yugoslavia.
He was born in Moscow, Russia (then the Soviet Union) to Georgia native Elena Sagirashvili.
He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs during the presidential administration of Boris Yeltsin.