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Igor Morozov


RIAC member.

Graduated from the Moscow High Command Training School “Supreme Soviet of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic” and the Andropov Red Banner Institute of the KGB of the USSR.

Ph.D. in Economics.

Fluent in Persian and English.

Dr. Morozov has worked at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kabul, the General Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif. He has travelled Iran, Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries on business assignments.

He is a professor at the Higher School of Economics, where he conducts research into and teaches risk management and the analysis and forecasting of crisis situations.

Dr. Morozov has written several research papers, including the monographs “Geo-economic Realities and Security,” “Risk Management in a Transitional Economy” and “Technology versus Terrorism.”

In 2000, he worked in the Presidential Executive Office of Russia. Following this, he was appointed Senator of Ryazan Region. In 2003, he was elected to the IV Convocation of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

After serving his term in 2008, Dr. Morozov became Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), where he worked on issues of humanitarian cooperation in the CIS countries and the Middle East, the affairs of compatriots living abroad, Russian language programmes and innovative development.

In 2012, Dr. Morozov returned to the Council of the Federation, from the executive branch of Ryazan Region, as a member of the Committee for Foreign Affairs. His main activities include inter-parliamentary cooperation with Middle East and Asian countries (Deputy Head of Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation with Iran and Afghanistan, and a member of the Persian Gulf Friendship Group). Permanent member of the parliamentary delegation to the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). He is also Head of the Group for Interaction with the Latvian Saeima.

Recipient of state awards from Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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