Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Institute of the Far East.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Fudan University (Shanghai, China). RAS Full Member. Doctor of Sciences (Philosophy).
Worked at the USSR General Consulate in Shanghai and the USSR embassy in Beijing.
Since 1985, Director of the RAS Institute of the Far East.
Chairman of the Scientific Council on Comprehensive Studies of China of the Social Sciences Department of RAS. Chairman of the Russia-China Friendship Society. Member of the Scientific Council under the Russian Federation (RF) Security Council, member of the Interdepartmental Commission on International Security under the RF Security Council, member of the Expert Council under the
Chairman of the Federation Council, member of the Scientific Council under the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Member of the editorial boards of Oriental Collection and Far Eastern Affairs journals.
Author of over 300 academic publications, including 7 books
Academic focus: Chinese philosophy, history and politics; economic globalization; cooperation between Russia and countries of the the Asia Pacific region; promoting dialogue of civilizations and cultures of East and West.
Recipient of state awards and honorific titles.