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. Holds a Ph.D. degree in Law.
Served in the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, then as Soviet Ambassador to Egypt, and the USSR Permanent Representative in the U.N. and in the U.N. Security Council.
In 1990-1992, was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, responsible for relations with the countries of the Middle East and Central Asia.
In 1992-1998, served as Russian Ambassador to Canada.
Has authored several books and articles on international relations.
In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements 33 (31%) U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity 30 (28%) U.S. wants to dissolve Russia 24 (22%) U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China 21 (19%)