Dmitry Fedorovich Mezentsev Russian statesman and diplomat
Born on August 18, 1959 in Leningrad.
Since 1981, after graduating from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers, he has been a workshop foreman at the Baltic depot of the October Railway.
1983 - 1984 - at the released Komsomol job in Leningrad.
1984 - 1990 - Served as an officer in the Soviet Army, in the army press.
1990 - 1991 - People's Deputy of the Leningrad City Council, head of the press center of the City Council and the Leningrad City Executive Committee.
In 1991 - 1996 - Chairman of the Press and Mass Media Committee of the St. Petersburg Mayor's Office.
1996 - 1999 - Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for Press.
In 1999, he was sent to doctoral studies at MGIMO (U) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 10/15/1999).
1999 - 2002 - President of the Center for Strategic Research.
Since January 2002 - Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, Chairman of the Commission on Information Policy.
In 2004 - 2009 - Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council.
In 2009 - 2012 - Governor-Chairman of the Government of the Irkutsk Region.
In 2013 - 2016 - Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (approved by the Decision of the Council of the Heads of the SCO Member States).
Since January 2016 - Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia.
In 2017 - 2019 - Chairman of the Committee on Economic Policy.
The rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary was awarded by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated March 18, 2014 No. 153.
In accordance with the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation (28.12.2018), he was included in the joint working group on integration with the Republic of Belarus.
On April 30, 2019, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 201, he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus.
March 19, 2021 by the Decree of the Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Union State, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko was appointed State Secretary of the Union State
Awards and titles
From 2009 to the present - Professor, Head of the Department of Political Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, Candidate of Psychology (1998).
Member of the Council of the Union of Journalists of the USSR since 1988.
Awarded with the Orders of Merit for the Fatherland, III and IV degrees, Alexander Nevsky, Honor, medals For the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline, In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg, In Commemoration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan, a jubilee medal “300 years of the Russian fleet”.
Has a Certificate of Honor from the President of the Russian Federation. Awarded with the Certificate of Honor of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Medal of Honor of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation "For services in the development of parliamentarism."