Ambassador Yuri Dubinin was a professor of international politics at Moscow State Institute of International Affairs and Moscow International Higher Business School. Prior to that, he was permanent representative of the USSR to the UN and ambassador to the Ukraine, Spain, France and the United States. From 1994 to 1996, he served as Russian deputy foreign minister.
Dubinin received his doctorate from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, where he focused on international politics in reference to Asia and the Pacific region. He was a member of the Oriental Studies Association of Russia and a board member for the UN Association of Russia and the Russia-USA Association. Dubinin passed away on December 20, 2013.