Andrei Kozyrev served as post-Soviet Russia’s Foreign Minister from 1991 to 1996, having previously served as Foreign Minister of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Kozyrev was an early advocate for increased cooperation between the United States and Russia and advocated for the end of the Cold War.
Since 2000, Kozyrev has lectured on international affairs and served on the boards of a number of Russian international companies. His most recent article, “Boris Yeltsin, the CIS, and Me” appears in the Wilson Quarterly. He is currently in residence as a Distinguished Fellow at the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC.
Kozyrev spoke at the University of Washington, where he discussed US-Russia relations since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.