Member of the Council of the Federation.
Between 2008 and 2017, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation (RF) to the United States of America, 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.
Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal 36 (35%) Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions 27 (26%) While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution 22 (21%) Armed conflict still cannot be avoided 12 (12%) Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region 4 (4%) Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea 2 (2%)