Russia – Death of Yevgeny Primakov (June 26, 2015)

We were saddened to learn of the death of Yevgeny Primakov today in Moscow. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and to the Russian people.

France pays tribute to his memory.

A leading expert on the Middle East and former minister of foreign affairs and later prime minister of the Russian Federation, he served his country and made his voice heard on the international stage, including at difficult and decisive moments.