Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Institute of General History.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. RAS Full Member. Doctor of Sciences (History), professor.
Worked at the Institute of History of the USSR Academy of Sciences (from 1968 - World History Institute). Lectured at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Academy. Rector and Dean of the Faculty of History of the Russian Center of Humanitarian Education (Academic University).
Since 1988, Director of the Institute of General History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
President of the Russian Society of Historians and Archivists.
Author of over 200 academic works, including textbooks and manuals on Russian and foreign history.
Academic focus: history of Europe and the European Idea, history of international relations and foreign policy in the 20th century.
Recipient of state awards from Russian and foreign governments.