Date of Birth: 08/14/1957
Place of birth: Odessa
He studied at the Kazan State University, graduated from the Odessa State University, Moscow State Pedagogical Institute graduate, Candidate of Historical Sciences (1987), Doctor of History honoris causa (1992), Professor (1999). Cycle Author of articles in the Journal of Ancient History of the USSR (1983-90), dedicated to the history of ancient Epirus; along with S. Kazarova considered the founder of the Soviet / Russian school epirovedeniya.
From 1989 to 1992, aid workers in "hot spots" of the former USSR. Since 1992, in real politics. In 1994, 1st place in the elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by 302 (Central) constituency of Odessa. A deputy of the Odessa City Council (until 1998) and deputy mayor of Odessa (1998). In 1996 he was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in 1999 from active politics moved.
From December 2000 to 2007 he lived in Israel. A leading political observer "Vesti" newspaper "Vremya" and channel "Israel +". Adheres to conservative beliefs; author of the popular series of journalistic articles critical of the concept of political correctness and multiculturalism. Consultant management of public organizations the right and right-wing orientation (International Gipersionistskoe movement "Bead Artseynu", Israel; the party "Fraternity", Ukraine; Keepers of South Union; USA).
Since June 2007 he lives in Spain. Main occupation: political analyst, prognostics, consulting, monitoring of electoral processes in the CIS, Central Asia and Africa. Specialization: development and implementation of measures to contain regional conflicts. One of the founders of the International Movement for a real democracy. Vice President Central European Group of Political Monitoring (Germany), a leading expert International expert Center for Electoral Systems (Israel / UK) and the Independent American Center of Political Monitoring (USA), expert of International Strategic Studies Association (USA) and the American Center for Democracy (USA).
A member of the Russian Writers` Union (1997). Winner of the "Wanderer" (1997), "The Sword in the Mirror" (1997), "Star Bridge