Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation (RF) to the United States of America (2008-2017).
RF Permanent Observer at the Organization of American States (Washington, D.C.).
Graduated from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and the All-Union Foreign Trade Academy.
Worked at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Was Russian Ambassador to Belgium and concurrently Permanent RF Representative in NATO.
Between 2003 and 2008, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Author of academic papers.
Recipient of state awards.