Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (RF).
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
For over 30 years, served at the USSR and then Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, both centrally and overseas on a number of diplomatic missions.
From 2004, Director of the Department of Security and Disarmament at the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Headed a number of Russian government delegations, including during the G8 negotiations and during the talks preceding the conclusion of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Since February 2011, Deputy Defense Minster of the Russian Federation.
Recipient of state awards.