Vice-Rector for general matters of MGIMO University. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Holds a Ph.D. degree in Political Sciences.
Followed a career at MGIMO: lecturer, TEMPUS-TASIS project coordinator on the history of international relations, Deputy Dean responsible for foreign students, Deputy Director of the Center for post-Soviet studies, assistant to rector.
Executive secretary of the Russian team of the Russian-Polish Group on Complex Issues; expert in foreign policy and informational support for energy policy of the Navona company (commissioned by the Nord Stream consortium).
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Eastern Europe: New Prospects journal.
Member of the Russian International Studies Association.
Author of over 50 academic papers. Academic focus: international relations in the post-Soviet regions and in Central and Eastern Europe, contemporary foreign policy of Russia, informational support of foreign policy.