Professor of the Department of Diplomacy at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Holds a Ph.D. degree in History and professor status. Doctor of Political Sciences, George Washington University (USA).
Served at the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and was posted in a number of overseas diplomatic missions. Was USSR Ambassador to France, Spain, USA and Ukraine, and also the USSR Permanent Representative at the UN and in the UN Security Council.
In 1994-1999, was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Executive President of the Association of Friends of France.
Has authored many publications on diplomacy and international relations.
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%)