Advisor to the President of Russia, Chairman of the Council at the RF President for Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Doctor of Sciences (Law), professor.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Lectured at the All-Union Extramural Law Institute (since 1990 - Kutafin Moscow State Law University).
Career: RF Deputy Minister of Press and Mass Media; Russian Federation Minister of Press and Information; Director General of the Russian Agency for Intellectual Property under the RF President; President of the Russian Authors' Society; RF Permanent Representative at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris.
Since October 2010, Advisor to the RF President, Chairman of the Council under the RF President for Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.
Secretary of Russian Union of Journalists and co-chairman of the grand jury.
Author of over 250 books and articles on human rights, information law, enforceability of the freedom of speech and press, intellectual property and international humanitarian cooperation.
Recipient of state awards and honorific titles.