First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
Since April 2013: First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
2005–2013: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
2005–2006: Member of the UN International Civil Service Commission. Member of the Board of the Journal International Affairs"
2004–2005: Director of the Personnel Department, member of the Board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1999–2004: Ambassador of Russia in Bulgaria
1997–1999: Director of the Second European Department
1993–1997: Minister Counselor of the Russian Embassy in Sweden.
Since 1980: service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a variety of positions both in the central office of the Ministry and abroad.
1980: graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
Diplomatic rank - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Recipient of the Order of Honour and several other awards.