Graduate of the Moscow State University of International Relations-MGIMO, Master of International Relations, 1987, and the Financial Academy of the Government of RF, Master of Banking and Insurance, 1996. Holds a PhD degree in General History. At various times held the positions of Head of Division and Deputy Director, Department of Information and Press (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation), Minister-Counselor of the RF Embassy in Italy, Deputy Permanent Representative and Acting Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to FAO and other UN Agencies in Rome. December 2015 – present: Director of the UN Information Centre, Moscow. Diplomatic rank: Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of 1st Class.
Director of UN Information Centre in Moscow