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.
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%)