PhD in Historical Sciences. Head of Department of Diplomacy Studies at MGIMO University. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. From 1989-2011 he served in the diplomatic service within the Foreign Ministry of the USSR/Russia. In 2011-2014 he was the Special Representative of the President of Russia on Shanghai Cooperation Organization issues. In 2014-2018 he was an Ambassador of Russia to Thailand and Permanent Representative to ESCAP. Since 2018 – Ambassador-at-Large at the Russian Foreign Ministry. Author of numerous publications on history and international relations. His professional interests include history of Russian diplomacy, international relations, Chinese studies, foreign policy of China, security in Asia-Pacific region.
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