Chief Research Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology, RAS Corresponding Member.
Graduated from the Faculty of Aerophysics and Space Research of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1973. Also graduated from the All-Union Law Institute majoring in legal science; the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU); and the Higher Courses of the General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Doctor of Sciences (Law).
Worked at Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, later taking a job at the Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
Served as assistant to the President of Russia, later as Secretary of the Defense Council of Russia.
Lectured at his alma mater, as well as at MSU and the State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).
In 1998, appointed a test-cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Since June 2000, Deputy Commander of the research and testing cosmonaut team.
Entered space on two occasions: on the Soyuz TM-28 in 1998 and the Soyuz TM-32 in 2001, staying in orbit for a total of 19 days.
Member of the scientific council of the Russian Federation Security Council.
Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists.
Chairman of the Management Committee of Transparency International Russia, the center for anti-corruption research and initiatives.
Has authored a number of books on political science, law and cybernetics, and over 100 scientific papers. Author of two documentaries: “On a Wing and a Prayer” (1997) and “Ladder to the Sky” (2000).
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%)