Deputy Chairman, Commission of the Russian Federation (RF) for UNESCO.
Graduated from the North Caucasus Mining and Metallurgy Institute. Holds a Ph.D. degree in History, Doctor of Sciences (Politics). Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Worked as first secretary of the Ordzhonikidze city council of the Young Communist League of the North Ossetia Autonomous SSR, then in the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League, in the USSR Committee of Youth Organizations, and in the Soviet Committee of Solidarity with Nations of Asia and Africa.
Served as Soviet Ambassador to Syria.
Worked as first secretary of the North Ossetia Regional Communist Committee, then as Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the USSR Supreme Soviet. Was elected Secretary of the Central Committee and Member of the Politburo.
In 1989, elected member of the USSR parliament and Deputy Chairman of the USSR Parliamentary Group.
Was a member of the RF State Duma (first and second convocations). Member of the State Duma Committee on international affairs and Co-chairman of the Narodovlastie parliamentary faction.
From 1998 to 2005, was President of North Ossetia-Alania, the official representative of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania in the Federation Council of the RF Federal Assembly.
Recipient of state awards.
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%)