Born on July 26, 1945.
Higher education: Moscow Physical Engineering Institute (1969), Higher
Diplomatic Courses of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry for
Foreign Affairs (2006).
In 1969-2001 worked in the Nuclear Energy Institute/Russian Research Centre
“Kurchatov Institute”, of which was appointed Director in 1994.
2001-2004 – Minister of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation.
2004-2005 – Head of Federal Atomic Energy Agency of the Russian Federation.
Since June 2006 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
Russian Federation to the Republic of Finland.
In 1997 was elected Correspondent Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
in 2000 – Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Since 2005 – Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Global Energy
Doctor of Science, Professor.
USSR State Prize Winner (1986).
Author of more than 100 scientific publications.
Foreign languages: English.
Married, has a daughter.