Grigory Borisovich Karasin (Russian: Григорий Борисович Карасин) (born 23 August 1949 in Moscow) is a career diplomat, a State Secretary, and a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Karasin graduated from the Institute of Oriental Languages at Moscow State University in 1971, and went on to work in various diplomatic posts in the central offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad. From March 2000 to June 2005, Karasin was the Ambassador of Russia to the United Kingdom, and returned to Moscow in June 2005 to take up the position of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; since October 2005 also a State Secretary. Karasin speaks Russian, English, Hausa and French. On September 12, 2019 was appointed a member of the Federation Council, a representative of the Executive of the Sakhalin oblast, by the decree of the Governor .