Russian politician who is known for his work as a senator representing Perm Krai. He is also known for having served as the chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs and later Deputy of the State Duma.
He attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1976 and started his career with the United Nations in Geneva. He started his career in politics in 2011 when he served as Deputy of the State Duma.
He is also known for having served as editor-in-chief of the Moscow News Weekly.
He was born in Beijing, China and married Nina Pushkova.
He is known for having worked as a speechwriter for Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.