Jerzy Bahr

Jerzy Bahr

Polish diplomat, Ambassador of Poland to Russia.
Date of Birth: 23.04.1944
Country: Poland

Biography of Jerzy Bahr

Jerzy Bahr is a Polish diplomat who served as the Ambassador of Poland to Russia. He completed his studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and History of Jagiellonian University. Starting from 1974, he worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from 1976 to 1980, he served as the First Secretary of the Polish Embassy in Bucharest.

After the imposition of martial law in Poland, Bahr left his government position and resigned from the party. In 1983, he decided to emigrate and collaborated with Radio Free Europe, as well as various Western research institutes. He was also an expert at the Swiss Eastern Institute in Bern from 1986 to 1991.

In 1989, Bahr returned to Poland and in 1991, he rejoined the diplomatic service. He served as an advisor to the Embassy in Moscow, Consul General in Kaliningrad, and Head of the II European Department from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 1998, he was the Ambassador to Ukraine, from 1998 to 2001, the Ambassador to Turkmenistan, and from 2001 to 2005, the Ambassador to Lithuania.

From March 1 to December 22, 2005, Bahr was the head of the National Security Bureau of Poland. He then served as the Ambassador of Poland to the Russian Federation from May 19, 2006, to November 26, 2010. Bahr is fluent in six foreign languages, including English, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Romanian.