Deputy Director of the Federal Agency on Media and Mass Communications.
Graduated from the Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (now Moscow State Linguistic University).
Vladimir Grigoriev is a professional linguist and translator and is fluent in several European languages: English, Spanish, Polish and Ukrainian.
He began his career in the 1980s as a journalist and editor for the Novosti Press Agency, or APN (now the Russian Agency of International Information “RIA Novosti”) before transitioning into book publishing in the late 1980s.
In 1992, he set up his own publishing house, Vagrius, one of the most prominent publishing houses in post-Soviet Russia. In the mid-1990s, he founded Premier Film where, as President of the company, he produced a number of films for television and cinema, as well as arts programmes for TV.
In 1999, Mr. Grigoriev began his career in the civil service.
1999–2004: Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for Press, Broadcasting and Mass Media.
2008: Appointed Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Russian National Big Book Literary Prize, President of the Centre for the Support of Language Arts in Russia and Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Moscow International Book Fair.
Mr. Grigoriev is the recipient of Russian, Polish and French state awards. In 2001, he was awarded the Russian State Prize for Literature and Arts.