Graduated from the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and the Higher School of the KGB. Ph.D. in Political Science.
Served in state security agencies and led the Tomsk Regional Department of the KGB. Held the position of Deputy Director of the Federal Counterintelligence Service and First Deputy Director of the Federal Security Service of Russia. Responsible for issues of counterintelligence, economic security and counter-terrorism.
1999: appointed Deputy Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
2007–2008: worked as Acting Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
2008: appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors at VSK Lifeline.
Recipient of state awards and honorary titles.
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%)