Born in 1954.
1976 – Graduated from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).
1991 – Graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Has command of Arabic, French and English.
1976-1991 – worked at the ministry’s central and foreign offices in Morocco (1976-1981) and Algeria (1984-1991).
1993-1997 – Minister Counsellor at the Russian Embassy in Tunisia.
1999-2003 – Russian Ambassador to Algeria.
2004 – Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department (MENAD).
2005 – Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department (MENAD).
2011 – Special Representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the Middle Eastern settlement.
2011 – Collegium member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
March 27, 2018 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Has the rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation.
Decorated with government and departmental awards.