Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation (RF), Director of the Russian-Polish Centre for Dialogue and Understanding.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Doctor of Sciences (History).
Served at the USSR/Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was posted in a number of overseas diplomatic missions, including: Sudan, Yemen, Egypt, and Libya. Ambassador to Kuwait, Turkey and Israel.
Deputy Head of the Middle East and North Africa MFA Department. Director of the Historical Archives Department of the RF MFA.
Author of many books and monographs on the history of Russian diplomacy.
Recipient of state awards and honorific titles.
Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal 36 (35%) Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions 27 (26%) While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution 22 (21%) Armed conflict still cannot be avoided 12 (12%) Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region 4 (4%) Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea 2 (2%)