Ambassador at Large, Arctic Cooperation, MFA of the Russian Federation 1976 – Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
1983 – Ph.D. in Economics from the USSR Academy of Sciences.
1976-1996 – Three postings in the USSR/Russian Embassy in Beijing, China, including DCM in 1993-1996. In between – service in the MFA of the USSR/Russia in Moscow, including Deputy Director of the MFA First Asian Department.
1996-2002 – Deputy Director of the Department for Security and Disarmament Affairs, MFA, Moscow. Head of the Russian Delegation to the Joint Compliance and Inspections Commission of the START Treaty.
2002-2007 – Deputy Head of Mission of the Russian Federation in Geneva, Switzerland, representing Russia at the Conference on Disarmament.
January 2008 – Ambassador at Large (Arctic Cooperation), MFA of the Russian Federation. Senior Arctic Official of Russia in the Arctic Council. Senior Official of Russia in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC). Chairman of the Committee of
Senior Officials of BEAC for the period of Russian Chairmanship of the Council in 2007-2009.
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