44 Notable alumni of
RUDN University

RUDN University is 808th in the world, 272nd in Europe, and 21st in Russia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 44 notable alumni from RUDN University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Alexei Navalny

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    Alexei Navalny
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in RUDN University
    Studied jurisprudence
    Occupations
    juristpolitical activistbloggerwriterhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Alexei Anatolievich Navalny is a Russian opposition leader, lawyer, and anti-corruption activist. He came to international prominence by organizing anti-government demonstrations and running for office to advocate reforms against corruption in Russia, and against President Vladimir Putin and his government. Navalny has been described as "the man Vladimir Putin fears most" by The Wall Street Journal. Putin avoids directly referring to Navalny by name. Navalny was a Russian Opposition Coordination Council member. He is the leader of the Russia of the Future party and the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK).

  2. Daniel Ortega

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    Daniel Ortega
    Born in
    Nicaragua Flag Nicaragua
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    José Daniel Ortega Saavedra is a Nicaraguan politician serving as President of Nicaragua since 2007; previously he was leader of Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as Coordinator of the Junta of National Reconstruction (1979–1985) and then as President (1985–1990). A leader in the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Spanish: Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional; FSLN), he implemented policies to achieve leftist reforms across Nicaragua. In later years, Ortega's previously far left politics moderated more and more, pursuing pro-business policies and even rapprochement with the Catholic Church, with the adoption of strong anti-abortion policies by his government in the 2000s, and adoption of strong religious rhetoric by the previously atheist Ortega. After the retirement of Fidel Castro in 2008, Ortega is currently one of the longest non-royal rulers in the world and the longest serving non-royal leader in the Americas.

  3. Anna Chapman

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    Anna Chapman
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    modeltelevision presenterspyentrepreneurpresenter
    Biography

    Anna Vasilyevna Chapman is a Russian intelligence agent, media personality and model who was arrested in the United States on 27 June 2010 as part of the Illegals Program spy ring. At the time of her arrest she was accused of espionage on behalf of the Russian Federation's external intelligence agency, the Sluzhba vneshney razvedki (SVR). She had previously gained British citizenship through marriage, which she used to gain residency in the U.S.

  4. Mahmoud Abbas

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    Mahmoud Abbas
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    Mahmoud Abbas, also known by the kunya Abu Mazen (Arabic: أَبُو مَازِن‎, ʾAbū Māzin), is the president of the State of Palestine and the Palestinian National Authority. He has been the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) since 11 November 2004, PNA president since 15 January 2005, and State of Palestine president since 8 May 2005. Abbas is also a member of the Fatah party and was elected chairman in 2009.

  5. Irina Khakamada

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    Irina Khakamada
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherfashion designerwritereconomist
    Biography

    Irina Mutsuovna Khakamada is a Russian economist, political activist, journalist, publicist and politician who ran in the 2004 Russian presidential election.

  6. Sergey Dorenko

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    Sergey Dorenko
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1959-2019 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenterradio personalitytranslatorcontributing editor
    Biography

    Sergey Leonidovich Dorenko was a Russian TV and radio journalist, known for hosting a weekly news commentary program in 1999–2000.

  7. Timoleón Jiménez

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    Timoleón Jiménez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianpartisan
    Biography

    Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, most known under the nom de guerre Timoleón Jiménez and the nickname Timochenko or Timochenco, is a Colombian politician and military officer. He is best known as the supreme leader of the rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC) and the current president of Commons (Spanish: Comunes), the political successor of FARC.

  8. Karim Massimov

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    Karim Massimov
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Karim Qajymqanuly Massimov is a Kazakh politician who served as a Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 10 January 2007 to 24 September 2012 and again from 2 April 2014 to 8 September 2016.

  9. Irena Ponaroshku

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    Irena Ponaroshku
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    modeltelevision presenter
    Biography

    Irena Ponaroshku is a Russian media personality, TV host, journalist, blogger, former VJ on MTV Russia, Evening Urgant TV show presenter, Vogue Russia columnist.

  10. Sangadji Tarbaev

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    Sangadji Tarbaev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in RUDN University
    Studied in 2005
    Occupations
    manufacturertelevision presenterscreenwriterKVN actor
    Biography

    Sangadji Tarbaev — is a Russian producer, television host, actor. Founder and producer of promotion company "Fight Nights Global", founder and the general director of company "My Way Production", founder and general producer of "Yellow, Black and White", member of Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

  11. Yelena Nikolaeva

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    Yelena Nikolaeva
    Born in
    Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    journalisttelevision presenteractormodelwriter
    Biography

    Elena Sergeevna Nikolaeva is a Russian journalist. She has also performed episodic roles in several films. Having graduated from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, she worked as television presenter on Expert TV (2010-2013) and RBC TV (2013-2014). In September 2014, she moved on to Moscow 24.

  12. Porfirio Lobo Sosa

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    Porfirio Lobo Sosa
    Born in
    Honduras Flag Honduras
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianfarmertaekwondo athlete
    Biography

    Porfirio Lobo Sosa, known as Pepe Lobo, is a Honduran politician and agricultural landowner who served as President of Honduras from 2010 to 2014. A member of the conservative National Party and a former deputy in the National Congress of Honduras from 1990, he was president of the National Congress of Honduras from 2002 to 2006. He came second to Manuel Zelaya with 46% of the vote in the 2005 general election. After the military ousted Zelaya in a coup d'état, Lobo was elected president in the 2009 presidential election and took office on 27 January 2010.

  13. Michel Djotodia

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    Michel Djotodia
    Born in
    Central African Republic Flag Central African Republic
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Michel Am-Nondokro Djotodia is a Central African politician who was President of the Central African Republic from 2013 to 2014. He was the first Muslim to hold that office in the predominantly Christian country. Djotodia was a leader of the almost entirely Muslim Séléka rebel coalition in the December 2012 rebellion against President François Bozizé. Following a peace agreement, Djotodia was appointed to the government as First Deputy Prime Minister for National Defense in February 2013. When the peace agreement unravelled, Séléka captured Bangui and Djotodia took power on 24 March 2013. He promised to lead a transition to new elections in which he would not be a candidate, but his time in office was marked by escalating sectarian violence, and he was ultimately pressured into resigning by regional leaders on 10 January 2014.

  14. Andrei Klishas

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    Andrei Klishas
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrey Alexandrovich Klishas is a Russian politician and lawyer serving as the Senator from Krasnoyarsk Krai since 2012. Member of the United Russia political party.

  15. Bharrat Jagdeo

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    Bharrat Jagdeo
    Born in
    Guyana Flag Guyana
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Bharrat Jagdeo is a Guyanese politician who has been serving as Vice President of Guyana since 2020, in the administration of President Irfaan Ali. He had previously also held the office from 1997 until 1999, during the presidency of Janet Jagan. Jagdeo subsequently served as the President of Guyana from 11 August 1999 to 3 December 2011. He also holds a number of global leadership positions in the areas of sustainable development, green growth and climate change.

  16. Vladimir Filippov

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    Vladimir Filippov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianmathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Vladimir Mikhailovich Filippov is the Rector of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation in 1998–2004, Doctor in physical and mathematical sciences, professor and academician of the Russian Academy of Education.

  17. Hifikepunye Pohamba

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    Hifikepunye Pohamba
    Born in
    Namibia Flag Namibia
    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba is a Namibian politician who served as the second President of Namibia from 21 March 2005 to 21 March 2015. He won the 2004 election overwhelmingly as the candidate of SWAPO, the ruling party, and was reelected in 2009. Pohamba was the president of SWAPO from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. He is a recipient of the Ibrahim Prize.

  18. Christian Ray

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    Christian Ray
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    record producercomposersingermanufacturer
    Biography

    Christian Ray Flores is an entrepreneur, investor, evangelist, media producer and artist.

  19. Mustafa Barghouti

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    Mustafa Barghouti
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Mustafa Barghouti is a Palestinian physician, activist, and politician who serves as General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), also known as al Mubadara. He has been a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council since 2006 and is also a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Central Council. In 2007, Barghouti was Minister of Information in the Palestinian unity government.

  20. Zuo Quan

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    Zuo Quan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1905-1942 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zuo Quan, also named Zuo Shuren (左叔仁), born in Liling, Hunan, was a general in the Chinese Red Army during the Chinese revolution and the war against Japan, and a senior staff officer of the Eighth Route Army. He died in combat in 1942.

  21. Daniil Yegorov

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    Daniil Yegorov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Daniil Vyacheslavovich Yegorov is a Russian lawyer and government official serving as Director of the Federal Taxation Service since 2020. He was appointed by Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin on 17 January 2020.

  22. Serhii Plokhii

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    Serhii Plokhii
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Serhii Plokhy, or Plokhii is a Ukrainian-American historian and author specializing in the history of Ukraine, Eastern Europe and Cold War studies. He is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky professor of Ukrainian history at Harvard University, where he also serves as the director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.

  23. Galina Voskoboeva

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    Galina Voskoboeva
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    tennis player
    Biography

    Galina Olegovna Voskoboeva is a professional Kazakh tennis player. She reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 42, on 7 May 2012. Her best ranking in doubles is 26th, achieved on 20 August 2012.

  24. Arjun Bahadur Thapa

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    Arjun Bahadur Thapa
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Arjun Bahadur Thapa is a Nepali diplomat and former General Secretary of SAARC.

  25. Stan Bharti

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    Stan Bharti
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Stan Bharti is a Canadian businessman. He is the founder of Forbes & Manhattan, a merchant bank with a focus on resource-based sectors.

  26. Viktor Viktorovich Solkin

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    Viktor Viktorovich Solkin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in RUDN University
    Studied in 2000
    Occupations
    historianegyptologistmuseologistlecturer
    Biography

    Victor Victorovich Solkin is a Russian historian (Egyptology), museologist, lecturer, founder and leader of the Association for the Study of Ancient Egypt MAAT.

  27. Arkadiy Kornatskiy

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    Arkadiy Kornatskiy
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Arkadiy Oleksiyovych Kornatskiy is a Ukrainian politician, public figure and civil servant. He is a member of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc and was a People's Deputy of the (current) 8th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada since from the 2014 Ukrainian parliamentary election until the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election. For the 2019 election the Central Election Commission of Ukraine refused to register him.

  28. María Luisa Ramos Urzagaste

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    María Luisa Ramos Urzagaste
    Born in
    Bolivia Flag Bolivia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    María Luisa Ramos Urzagaste is Bolivia's Ambassador to Spain since 2016 and was Ambassador to Russia, presenting her credentials to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on 12 October 2009. She served in Russia until 2015.

  29. Tamar Beruchashvili

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    Tamar Beruchashvili
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Tamar Beruchashvili is a Georgian diplomat and politician who has been the Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom since March 2016, and previously was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position she held from November 11, 2014 until September 1, 2015. She had previously served as Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations from 1998 until 2000 and Minister of Euro-Atlantic Integration in 2004. She also worked as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2003 and again from 2013 until her appointment as minister in 2014. Beruchashvili also worked as a professor at Tbilisi State University from 2000 until 2010. She was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs on November 11, 2014, and held that post until September 1, 2015 when she was replaced by Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Beruchashvili was later appointed the new Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2016 to 2020.

  30. Armen Rustamyan

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    Armen Rustamyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianphysicist
    Biography

    Armen Rustamyan is an Armenian politician from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. He is a deputy in the National Assembly of Armenia, first elected in 1999.

  31. Jiří Maštálka

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    Jiří Maštálka
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in RUDN University
    Studied in 2011
    Occupations
    politicianphysician
    Biography

    Jiří Maštálka is a Czech politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia; part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left party group in the European Parliament.

  32. Luis Alfredo Herrera Cometta

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    Luis Alfredo Herrera Cometta
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Luis Alfredo "Gaucho" Herrera Cometta is a Venezuelan relativity physicist, whose research focuses on the study of anisotropy, the extended thermodynamics, exact and semi numeric solutions, axial symmetric solutions, alternative approaches to detect gravitational radiation using gyroscopes and recently about the relevance of super energy and super Poynting in General Relativity. Herrera is Emeritus Professor in the Escuela de Física at Universidad Central de Venezuela and currently is Visiting Professor at the Instituto Universitario de Fisica Fundamental y Matematicas, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.

  33. Mikhail Gorbanevsky

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    Mikhail Gorbanevsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    linguisttoponymistlexicologistslavicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Mikhail Viktorovich Gorbanevsky is a Soviet and Russian linguist. His studies include general and Russian onomastics, toponymy and lexicology, forensic linguistic expertise, Slavic studies and speech culture, Russian language in computer technologies. He earned his Doctor of Philology in 1994. He became a Professor of the Department of General and Russian Linguistics of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in 1996.

  34. Valeriy Litskai

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    Valeriy Litskai
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Valeriy Anatolievich Litskai was the foreign minister of Transnistria from 2000 until July 2008. He was born in Tver in Russia in 1949 and obtained Transnistrian citizenship after Transnistria declared independence. He is the head of the commission of negotiations of Transnistria and Moldova and also one of initiators of the Hague initiative on settlement of conflicts in CIS and executive secretary of the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations.

  35. Saiful Hoque

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    Saiful Hoque
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    S. M. Saiful Hoque is a Bangladeshi diplomat and businessperson. He was Ambassador of Bangladesh to Russia from 2009 to 2019.

  36. Ganesh Shah

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    Ganesh Shah
    Born in
    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Ganesh Shah is a Nepalese politician and ex-Minister for Environment, Science and Technology. He is also one of the senior most leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (United) and until recently was the General Secretary of the party Communist Party of Nepal (United).

  37. Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya

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    Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya
    Born in
    Rwanda Flag Rwanda
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    diplomatteacherpolitician
    Biography

    Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya is a Rwandan politician. She was formerly the Minister of Education (formally, the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Research) in the government of Rwanda as well as the Rwandan Ambassador to Russia.

  38. Nicolay Struchkov

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    Nicolay Struchkov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    athlete
    Biography

    Nikolay Konstantinovich Struchkov is Russian draughts player (Russian, Brazilian draughts and International draughts), four time world champion in draughts-64. International grandmaster (GMI) since 2007. Struchkov started playing draughts at the school where draughts were as a lesson. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Moscow) in 2010.

  39. Fayed Mustafa

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    Fayed Mustafa
    Born in
    Palestine Flag Palestine
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Faed Mustafa is a Palestinian diplomat and current Ambassador of Palestine to Turkey, presenting his credentials to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 17 June 2015.

  40. Mohammad Sami

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    Mohammad Sami
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Mohammad Sami, FASc & FNASc... is an Indian theoretical physicist and cosmologist, known for his work on dark energy. A research paper known as "Dynamics of Dark Energy", co-authored by him, has found place in the elite document titled as "Scientific Background on the Nobel Prize in Physics" (2011), compiled by the Class for Physics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on the accelerating universe. He is currently a Professor and Director (Founder) at the Centre for Theoretical Physics (CTP) and also the Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences in Jamia Millia Islamia, which is a Central University by an act of Parliament at New Delhi, India

  41. Augusto Aurelio Fábrega Donado

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    Augusto Aurelio Fábrega Donado
    Born in
    Panama Flag Panama
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Augusto Aurelio Fábrega Donado is a Panamanian diplomat and former Ambassador of Panama to Russia, presenting his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin on 3 February 2006.

  42. Samuel Tito Armando

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    Samuel Tito Armando
    Born in
    Angola Flag Angola
    Years
    1957-2009 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Samuel Tito Armando was the Ambassador of Angola to Russia in 2008.

  43. Sospeter Machage

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    Sospeter Machage
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatphysician
    Biography

    Sospeter Magita Machage is a Kenyan diplomat who served as the Ambassador of Kenya to Russia and concurrently accredited to Ukraine, Republic of Belarus and Republic of Kazakhstan until 2010. He was appointed Ambassador on 20 April 2005.

  44. Oswaldo Luizar

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    Oswaldo Luizar
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianphysicist
    Biography

    Oswaldo Luizar Obregón a Peruvian politician. He studied Physics. He is formerly a Congressman representing Cusco for the period 2006–2011, and belongs to the Peruvian Nationalist Party. He ran again in the 2016 elections, this time under the Fujimorist Popular Force, but he was not elected.