Mr. Sergey V. Petrov - Consul General of the Russian Federation in San Francisco - Born in Moscow in 1962, he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1986 and the same year joined diplomatic service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR. Mr. Petrov’s first assignment was at the Embassy of the USSR in Afghanistan. In 1995 he was appointed to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA, specializing on Congressional affairs. Since 1999 he worked in Moscow at the office of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgiy Mamedov. Since 2011 he served as Deputy Director of North American Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. On March 5, 2013 he assumed the duties of Consul General of the Russian Federation in San Francisco.
The Schiller Institute's Strategic Seminar in San Franciso on June 8, drew 70 guests and experts to discuss the urgent topic "Will the U.S. Join the New Silk Road? Global Scientific Development or Nuclear War." That question is to join the One Belt, One Road world infrastructure plan put forward by China, or stick with the collapsing Western economies, whose bankruptcy is fueling the danger of a global nuclear war.