Honorary President of the Non-Governmental Organization "Association of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation”, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics; holds a Ph.D. degree in History.
Served at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was posted overseas on various diplomatic missions. At one time, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
In 1993, elected member of the State Duma from the Yabloko party; member of the Parliamentary Committee for the CIS Countries and Cooperation with Expatriates.
From 1997 to 1998, Russian Minister for Cooperation with the CIS Countries. Then served as Vice-President, Councilor to the board of directors of Sistema JFSC.
Was Chair of Foreign Affairs at the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation.
In 2000, became one of the founders of the Anna Pavlova Charitable Foundation.
Author of scientific papers and opinion pieces on a wide range of international issues.
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%)