Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States
Appointed Ambassador to the U.S. in August 2017. Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation for Military & Political Security, 2016-17. Deputy Minister of Defense, 2011-16. Director of the Department of Security & Disarmament of the Foreign Ministry, 2004-11. Various other Foreign Ministry positions from 1978.Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). PhD. in political Science. Has authored a long list of articles published in U.S. media. Born in Omsk. One daughter.