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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Russia

Dr Laurie Bristow CMG will succeed Sir Tim Barrow KCMG LVO MBE as Her Majesty's Ambassador to Russia

Russia Ambassador

Dr Laurie Bristow CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation in succession to Sir Tim Barrow KCMG LVO MBE, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Dr Bristow will take up his appointment during January 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Full name Dr Laurence Stanley Charles Bristow CMG
Married to Fiona Bristow
Children Two sons
2012 – 2015 FCO, Director, National Security
2010 – 2012 FCO, Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
2007 – 2010 Moscow, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission
2004 – 2007 Baku, Her Majesty’s Ambassador
2003 FCO, Deputy Director, Iraq Planning Unit/Iraq Policy Unit
2002 – 2003 NATO Defence College, Rome (Senior Officers’ course)
1999 – 2002 Ankara, Head of Political Section
1996 – 1998 FCO, Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Europe
1995 – 1996 FCO, Head of Trade Policy Section, Europe Union Department
1995 FCO, Gibraltar Desk, Southern European Department
1992 – 1995 Bucharest, Second Secretary
1990 – 1991 FCO, Taiwan Desk Officer, Far Eastern Department
1990 Joined FCO

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Published 18 November 2015