Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation (RF) to the European Union.
Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Worked at the USSR and Russian embassies in Greece and Cyprus.
Occupied senior positions in various departments of the RF MFA: Russian Special Representative for Cyprus and the Balkans; Director of the European Cooperation Department; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Since 2005, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union.
Recipient of state awards.