Doctor of Science (Politics), Chairman of the Council of Professors of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), expert in British studies, European studies and international relations. Director of the Institute of Europe RAS, founder and head of Center for British Studies (2000-2014). Expert of European programmes at the Russkiy Mir Foundation and Chairman of the expert committee of the Institute of linguistic, civilization and migration processes of the Russkiy Mir Foundation. President of the Russian Association of European Studies (AES). Member of Bureau of RAS Department of Global Problems and International Relations. Member of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Member of Presidium of the Free Economic Society of Russia. Chairman of the Academic Council of the Institute of Europe, Editor-in-Chief of “Contemporary Europe” journal, member of editorial boards: “Observer”, “Messenger of Saint Petersburg University” (“International Relations” series), member of editorial councils: “Messenger of Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry. Russia and the World”, “Geopolitical Journal”. Member of Dissertation Council of the Diplomatic Academy of Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry. Award-winner of the Russian Science Support Foundation for 2004 and 2006. Chairman of Board of the Russian movement “For Democratic International Order and Support of the United Nations”. Member of Board of the New Economic Association. Author of individual monographs “Political Reformism in Great Britain” (2001), “Modernization of the UK Party System” (2007), “Images of Russia and Great Britain: Reality and Prejudices” (2008). Editor and author of collective monographs “Great Britain. The Era of Reforms” (2007); “Lessons of WWII for Europe in the XXI Century” (2011), “Building Good Neighbourly Relations. Russia in Europe” (2013), “Dilemmas of Britain. The Search for Ways of Development” (2014), “Greater Europe. Ideas, Reality, Prospects” (2014). Author and compiler of monographs “Better Ten Years of Negotiations than One Day of War. Reminiscences about Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko” (2009) and “Reminiscences about Nikolay Shmelev”. Member of Council bureau of the Russian Foundation for Humanities. Member of Academic Council of the Security Council of Russia and Academic Council of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Member of Commission of the Presidential Council on the Russian language. Honorary member of Academic Forum of Chernorizets Hrabar Varna Free University and Honorary Doctor of Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.