Date of Birth: 10/26/1945
Place of birth: Moscow
In 1969 he graduated from instrument making department of the Moscow Higher Technical School (Moscow Higher Technical School, now - Bauman) them. Bauman in "electronics". Before joining Bauman worked as a turner at the Experimental design bureau Yakovlev Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR. In 1972 he graduated from the graduate school of the USA and Canada Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences.
Doctor of Historical Sciences. Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (since May 2006), member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
The scientific activity
In 1974-1991 he served as a junior researcher, scientific secretary, head of department, deputy director of the Institute of USA and Canada, USSR. The Institute has long led the military-political research department. In the 1980s he was one of the experts involved in the preparation of agreements on disarmament between the United States and the Soviet Union.
From 2001 to 2004 was director of the Institute of International Security Problems of RAS. In 2003 he became dean-organizer Faculty of World Politics, Moscow State University. MV Lomonosov.
Since 1988 he takes part in the Pugwash. In 2001 g.on was appointed a member of the Presidium of the Russian Pugwash Committee.
Winner of the USSR State Prize.
In 1992-1996 - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. In 1996-1997 - Secretary of State - First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. On August 28, 1997 to March 3, 1998 - State Military Inspector - Secretary of Defense of the Russian Federation Council. On March 3, 1998 to September 10, 1998 - Secretary of the Russian Security Council.
Since December 1999 - Deputy of the State Duma of the third convocation, the faction "Fatherland - All Russia". Deputy Chairman, Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russia on Industry, Construction and High Technology.
Since December 2003 - "United Russia" deputy of the State Duma of the 4th convocation of the party. Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots.
Since December 2007 - "United Russia" deputy of the State Duma of the fifth convocation of the party.
He was awarded several medals of the USSR and the Russian Federation, including the Order "For Merit