The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, presented his credentials to the Secretary-General António Guterres on 28 July 2017.

A career diplomat with 35 years of experience both at home and abroad Ambassador Nebenzia came to New York after serving as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia since 2013. Prior to this tenure, he was Director of the Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2012-2013, and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva from 2006 to 2012.

Appointed Deputy Director of the Department of International Organizations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2003, Ambassador Nebenzia was previously Section Head of the same Department.

His preceding overseas posts included New York as Senior Counselor at the Permanent Mission from 1996 to 2000 and Bangkok as attaché of the Embassy in 1988-1990.

Ambassador Nebenzia has headed Russian delegations to numerous UN and other fora.

Born in 1962, Ambassador Nebenzia received his degree in Foreign Relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1983.