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Vyacheslav Ivanovich Trubnikov (Russian: Вячеслав Иванович Трубников; born on April 25, 1944 in Irkutsk, Russia) is a Russian journalist, political scientist, spy and a diplomat. He has worked as the Director of Foreign Intelligence Service (Russia) and currently is a First Deputy of Foreign Minister of Russia.

He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1967 and started to work for the First Chief Directorate (Foreign Intelligence) of KGB. In 1971-1977 he worked in India under cover of a correspondent of the RIA Novosti. In 1977-1984 he worked in the central office of the First Chief Directorate. In 1984-1990 he worked in Bangladesh and India. In 1990-1991 he was the Chief of the Department of the South-East Asia of KGB. In January 1992 he became the first deputy of the Director of Foreign Intelligence Service (Russia) Yevgeny Primakov. In January 1996-May 2000 he was Director of Foreign Intelligence Service. From June 2000 to July 2004 he works as a First Deputy of Foreign Minister of Russia. On 29 July 2004 he was appointed by Vladimir Putin to the post of Ambassador of Russia to India.[1]


  1. ^ (Russian) "Посол". Embassy of Russia in New Delhi. Retrieved 2008-08-12.  
Government offices
Preceded by
Yevgeny Primakov
Director of Foreign Intelligence Service (Russia)
Succeeded by
Sergei Lebedev


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