Date of Birth: 02/26/1940
Place of birth: Moscow
Member of the International Academy of Architecture and Salzburg Seminar of Urban Planners.
General Director of the publishing house "Europe".
President of the National Academy of Design.
Director of the Institute for Innovation Promotion of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Head of the Chair of management of territorial development of National Economy under the Russian government.
Co-Head of the Expert Group "Real federalism, local self-government, interbudgetary policy" poobnovleniyu 2020 Strategy.
In 1987 he was the chairman of the organizing committee of "Memorial". In 1988-1990, the executive secretary of "Cultural Initiative" of the Fund (ie, the Russian branch of the Soros Foundation).
In 1999 he ran for the post of the vice-mayor of Moscow with a candidate for mayor of the SPS party, Sergei Kiriyenko.
He was secretary of the Union of Soviet Architects, a leading researcher at the Scientific Center of Theory and History of Architecture and Urban Planning.