|Lopatnikov Viktor Alekseyevich
Representative of Russia's Ministry of External Affairs in St. Petersburg, Leningrad and Novgorod regions.
Born December 30, 1941 in Kislovodsk, Northern Caucasus area.
Graduated from Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute (1966) and Academy of Social Sciences (1976). Defended his Candidate's thesis. Worked at factories, in Communist Party and Komsomol organizations. Since 1988 he has been involved in diplomatic work. Awarded the Order of Honor and various medals.
Has a title of Authorized Ambassador. Member of Russia's Diplomats' Association. President of the International Councillor A.M. Gorchakov Fund.