Ekaterina Lavrova's life outside Russia explored from job to marriage

Eve Edwards March 3, 2022
Ekaterina Lavrova's life outside Russia explored from job to marriage
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As Sergey Lavrov offers his gloomy opinion on a theoretical Third World War, there has been a surge of interest in the Russian foreign minister.

With the conflict in Ukraine continuing to escalate, politicians around the world have offered their thoughts on how the war between Russia and Ukraine might evolve. Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has been the latest to offer his thoughts, stating a Third World War would be nuclear and destructive, per Al Jazeera’s report.

With Russia’s politicians and oligarchs at the forefront of scrutiny over the conflict, attention has turned to the children of Russia’s elite, particularly the children of elites who live abroad.

In light of Lavrov’s statements, we have done some digging to find out more about Lavrov’s daughter and their life outside Russian politics.

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Meet Ekaterina Lavrova

Ekaterina Lavrova is the only child of Sergey Lavrov and his wife of more than five decades, Maria Lavrova. She is thought to have been born in 1982, making her 40 years old.

At the age of four, Lavrova’s life was upended to the US after her father, Sergey Lavrov, was appointed Russian envoy to the UN, serving as senior adviser to the Soviet mission. Ekaterina Lavrova lived in New York for the next 17 years. She attended Columbia University in New York, studying political science.

Lavrova’s path would take her to London to pursue further education. It was there Ekaterina Lavrova met future husband Alexander Semenovich Vinokurov.

Lavrova currently works for the Smart Art company, which focuses on art production and creating exhibitions. It was founded in 2016 by Ekaterina Vinokurova and Anastasia Karneeva, the daughter of one of Putin’s associates whose company produces fighter jets. Smart Art oversees the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. This has since been cancelled as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Some publications have mistakenly identified Sergey Lavrov’s daughter as a real estate agent based in Miami, Florida. The Ekaterina Ivanovna Lavrova who works as a real estate agent in Florida is in no way related to Sergey Lavrov. She is not his daughter, despite sharing the same name, and is not connected to their family.

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Ekaterina’s relationship with husband Alexander explored

Ekaterina Lavrova married Alexander Vinokurov in 2007. They are almost the same age, as reported in an interview with Russian publication Star Hit. Vinokurov was born on 12 October 1982, making him 39 years old.

After graduating with a degree from the University of Cambridge, Vinokurov embarked on a career in business. He is one of the main owners of Marathon Group, a privately held investment company. Alexander Vinokurov is also one of the largest shareholders of retailer Magnit.

The couple have two children and are thought to be based in Russia, given that is where Lavrova’s work lies. Alexander Vinokurov’s Marathon Group is based in Moscow, Russia.

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