Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Received his doctorate at the Institute for US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Holds a Ph.D. in History.
Worked as a research fellow at the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, followed by a period of service at the Embassy of the USSR in the United States as an attaché, as well as Third and Second Embassy Secretary.
1981–1991: Second and First Secretary, Counsellor, Deputy Head of Department, First Deputy Director of the U.S. and Canada Desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
1991–2003: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Formerly a member of the Interdepartmental Commission for Military-Technical Cooperation between the Russian Federation and Foreign Countries and the Government Commission on Selecting Regions for Siting Chemical Weapons Destruction. Headed the Interdepartmental Commission on the Protection of the Russian Federation’s Border Interests. Served as Deputy Head of the Interdepartmental Commission of the Russian Federation on Cooperation with International Financial and Economic Organizations and the G7. Formerly a member of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for the Defence Industry and the Interdepartmental Commission on Defence Security of the Russian Federation Security Council.
2003–2014: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Canada.
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%)