Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), and the Higher Diplomatic School of the USSR MFA.
Posted at the USSR Embassy in Hungary; then first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Brazil; then worked at the central office of the USSR MFA.
Between 1992 and 1996, head of the Russian mediation mission, official representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Nagorny Karabakh, and co-chairman of the Minsk OSCE group.
At various points USSR Ambassador to Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Angola, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
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%)