Chief Research Fellow of the Institute for U. S. and Canadian Studies, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Doctor of Sciences (Politics).
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation (RF).
Worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with career spanning from a rank-and-file diplomat to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was posted as Russian Ambassador to Republic of Korea, Japan, and Kingdom of Norway; served at the USSR Permanent Representative office at the UN.
From 2006 to 2010, rector of the RF MFA Diplomatic Academy.
Author of over 50 academic papers and articles.
Academic focus: history and development of relations between Russia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific region; foreign policy of the US, Japan and Republic of Korea; characteristics of the civil and diplomatic services of said countries.
Recipient of state awards. Laureate of the "Distinguished Worker of the Diplomatic Service of the Russian Federation" award.