Governor of the Smolensk Region.
Graduated from Moscow State Regional University and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Volunteer activist of the youth branch of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR). Worked in dailies: Moskovsky Komsomoletz, Vechernya Moskva, Komsomolskaya Pravda, and in foreign media.
Served as assistant to the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky, headed the LDPR press service and International Directorate. Member of the State Duma of the fourth, fifth and sixth convocations. At that time, member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs and head of the State Duma Committee for the CIS Affairs and Relations with Expatriates, and also the State Duma Committee for Public and Religious Organizations.
Since April 2012, Governor of the Smolensk Region.
Member of the LDPR Higher Council.
Recipient of state awards.
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%)