Paul M. Carter, Jr., assumed the position of United States Consul General in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in August 2017. He has been a career member of the United States Foreign Service since 1996. Dr. Carter previously served as the Director for Eurasia in the Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia of the Department of State and as the Senior State Department Advisor to the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Other previous positions included Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Colombo, covering Sri Lanka and Maldives, and Deputy Political Counselor in Athens, Greece. Dr. Carter served at Embassy Moscow 2000-2003, where he worked in the Political Section. He also has served on the State Department’s Russia Desk, Ukraine Desk, Poland Desk, and at Embassy Warsaw.
Dr. Carter received his post-graduate training in political science with a specialization in Russian/Soviet affairs at Indiana University and his undergraduate training at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. In the late 1980s, he was a visiting Assistant Professor at Catholic University. He participated in the 1985-86 IREX young faculty exchange of scholars with the USSR. In 2003, Moscow State University published in Russian his book Chief Ideologist: M.A. Suslov and the “Science” of Communism in the USSR.
Dr. Carter is a multiple recipient of the State Department’s Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards. He is married to Andrea Carter, a registered nurse. They have three children.