15 Facts About Alexander Kadakin


Alexander Mikhailovich Kadakin was a Russian diplomat and the Russian Ambassador to India from 2009 until his death in 2017.


Alexander Kadakin died from heart failure while in service in New Delhi in 2017.


Alexander Kadakin was born in Chisinau, USSR to ethnic Russian parents in 1949.


Alexander Kadakin graduated with honours from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1972.


Alexander Kadakin began his diplomatic career as a probationer at the Soviet Embassy in India in August 1971.


Alexander Kadakin then joined the embassy as the third secretary before going on to work at different capacities for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Alexander Kadakin served as the translator during Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev's official visits to India in the 1970s.


Alexander Kadakin was the Russian ambassador to Nepal from 1992 to 1997.


Alexander Kadakin then became the Russian ambassador to Sweden in 2004, and remained in that position till he took over as the ambassador to India for a second term in 2009.


Alexander Kadakin was a member of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.


Alexander Kadakin was a recipient of the Order of Friendship in 2016 and the Order of Honour in 2009.


Apart from Russian, Alexander Kadakin was fluent in Hindi, English, Urdu, Romanian and French.


Alexander Kadakin was fond of Bollywood films, and was known to hum classic Bollywood songs of the 1950s.


Alexander Kadakin died from heart failure at a hospital in New Delhi on 26 January 2017, India's 68th Republic Day.


Alexander Kadakin was to have attended, as a top diplomat serving in New Delhi, the annual Republic Day parade in New Delhi later that morning.