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Peskov Dmitry Sergeyevich

Peskov Dmitry Sergeyevich

Press Secretary for the President of Russia

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He was born in Moscow in October 17, 1967.

His father, Sergey Peskov, headed the Soviet diplomatic mission in Pakistan.

In 1989, Peskov graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Countries at the Moscow State University, specializing in History and Eastern studies.

In the same year, Peskov joined the Soviet Foreign Ministry.

In 1990 Peskov was appointed to the Russian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, as an administrative assistant.

In 1994 he was assigned to work in the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow.

After 2 years there he was posted back to Ankara in 1996 with the diplomatic rank of 2nd, and then 2st secretary at the Russian Embassy.

In 2000, Peskov returned to Russia to work at the press service of the Russian President, serving in a number of positions, including a 4-year term as First Deputy Press Secretary of the Russian President, from 2004 to 2008.

Peskov has served as Putin’s spokesperson since April 2000.

In July 2015, Peskov became engaged to the Olympic Champion ice dancer Tatiana Navka, with whom he has a daughter.

Dmitry Peskov has 5 children from 3 different wives.

Peskov speaks fluent German, English and Turkish.