The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told about how the success of her colleague is doing in recovery from addiction. While at the briefing the diplomat noted that Sergey has significantly reduced the number of cigarettes smoked.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov is known as a heavy smoker. In the early 2000s, he actively fought against anti-tobacco campaign in the UN code of Koffi Annan has forbidden to smoke in the premises. However, over time, Lavrov turned almost completely to curb their harmful habit. In a recent interview, he admitted that trying to live a healthy lifestyle, and also restricted himself in cigarettes.
Recently the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told about how much progress had been made by her colleague in recovery from addiction. According to the diplomat, a time when Lavrov smoked a lot in the past.
“I think that I will not reveal the secret – I think he said in an interview. Indeed, was a chain smoker, now he has significantly reduced the number of cigarettes smoked. Literally to a couple a day,” said Zakharov on the briefing.
Earlier in an interview, Mr Lavrov said that never allows himself to smoke in the building of the foreign Ministry on Smolensk-Sennaya square. The diplomat is a law-abiding citizen and not violate the rules. Now, Lavrov smokes much less than before, and in his spare time a man prefers to do sports. According to the Minister, in the case of the MFA fine hall that he frequents. In a specially equipped space not only to play football, basketball or tennis and a swim in the pool.
As noted Zakharova, now Lavrov is delayed mostly out of habit. “It is largely left to tradition, rather than a daily necessity. Indeed, following the talks with his colleagues he can maintain some conversation, including smoked a cigarette. But again I say that the days when you had to call him heavy smoker, he remained in the past”, – quotes the official representative of the foreign Ministry, RIA “Novosti”.
We also add that the daughter of Sergei Lavrov Ekaterina Vinokurova, a long time prefer to refrain from communicating with the press about personal things, not so long ago broke the silence and spoke about his career and beloved father. A few months later diplomat and his successor told reporters about the harmony that prevails in their family. So, Catherine admitted that the parent never tried to push her too to take care. According to the young woman, her loved one had established some trust. The daughter of Sergei Lavrov: “I wanted to associate with Russian”