State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (RF).
Graduated from the Institute of Oriental Languages of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU).
Held various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, worked at embassies in Senegal and Australia. Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
From 1996 to 1999,RF Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Since September 2005, State Secretary, RF Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Recipient of state awards.