Ratheesh C. Nair

Ratheesh C. Nair was born in Trivandrum, Kerala, India in 1970. Studied at the Government Arts College and Mahathma Gandhi College, Trivandrum. From 1989 to 1996 studied at various institutions in the former USSR like Vinnitsa State Medical University and Chernovtsi Medical Institute in Ukraine.

In 1996 he founded the Indo-Russian Friendship and Cultural Society.

Since 2000 Ratheesh Nair has been working as the Director of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Trivandrum.

In 2008 he was appointed by the Russian Government as the Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Trivandrum. On July 28, 2008 H.E. the President of India recognized his appointment as the Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation.

Received several medals and appreciation by the President of the Russian Federation. On 14.07.2007Russian President H.E.Vladimir Putin signed the Decree (№ 899) to honour Ratheesh C. Nair with the prestigious Pushkin Medal. The same was presented to him by the then Prime Minister H.E.Mr.Viktor Subkov in 2008. He is also the recipient of Friendship Medal instituted by the Rossarubeshcentre, Medal by the Department of Solidarity for Asian-African Countries, Consular Medal instituted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Esenin Medal. Received Certificates of appreciation from the Russian Federal Agency for International Co-operation ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO and Moscow based Foundation Russky Mir

Publisher and Chief Editor of the Magazine NOVAYA VESNA. The magazine is focused on Russia’s Culture and Russian- Indian Ties. Editor of the magazine The New Millennium.

Member of the Executive Council of Kerala Government’s Bharath Bhavan, Also the Advisory Board member of the Centre for International Academics, University of Kerala.

Producer of many tele-films and documentaries. Also produced the Movie Jeevan Mashai based on Tharasankar Banerjees’s famous Novel Arogyanikethan

Columnists in leading periodicals in Kerala.

Knows Malayalam, Hindi, Russian, English, Ukrainian(speaks and understands) and Tamil(speaks and understands).

Married and has one daughter