Grigory Rapota (born on 5 February 1944 in Moscow) is a Russian statesman and politician, a retired lieutenant general.


G. Rapota was born in Moscow into a military family.

In 1966 he graduated from the BaumanMoscowStateTechnicalUniversity where he specialised in mechanical engineering. He later also graduated from the USSR Krasnoznamyonny Institute of the KGB.

From 1966 to 1990 he worked at the First Chief Directorate of the KGB (foreign intelligence), between 1990-1994 he served, initially as the Deputy, and then as the Head of the First Chief Directorate. From 1994 to 1998 he was the Deputy Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia, in charge of partnerships with foreign intelligence services.

From April to November 1998 he served as the Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council, and, from November 1998 to September 1999, as the Director General of the state company “Rosvooruzhenie”. From September 1999 to May 2000 G. Rapota was the first Deputy Minister of Commerce in Russia, in charge of military technical cooperation. From June 2000 to October 2001 he was the First Deputy Minister of Science, Industry and Technology. From October 2001 to October 2007 he was the Secretary General of the Eurasian Economic Community.

On 9 October 2007 Grigory Rapota was appointed as Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy for the Southern Federal District, and, from 14 May 2008, as Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy for the Volga Federal District.

On 25 November 2011 Grigory Rapota was appointed as State Secretary of the UnionState and took office on 15 December that year.


Married. He has a son and two daughters.

Ranks and Titles

  1. Full State Councillor 1st Class of the Russian Federation (2007)
  2. Retired Lieutenant General

National Awards

  1. Order of the Red Star
  2. Order of Merit for the Fatherland 4th Class
  3. Order of Honour
  4. Dostyk Order 2nd Class (Kazakhstan)
  5. Order of Peoples’ Friendship (Belarus)