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.
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%)