Director of the RAS Institute of Europe, corresponding member of the RAS, Chairman of the Coordination Council of RAS Professors, Dr.Sc. in Political Sciences, Professor. Author of more than 150 scientific publications, including monographs: “Political Reformism in Great Britain”, “Modernization of the UK Party System”, “Images of Russia and Great Britain: Reality and Prejudices”, “Building Good Neighbourly Relations: Russia in the Territory of Europe” (co-author), “Ten Years of Negotiations Are Better than One Day of War: Reminiscences about Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko” (author and compiler), “Reminiscences about Nikolai Shmelev” (editor and compiler); etc. Chief Editor of “Modern Europe” journal. Chairman of the Council of Experts of the Institute of Linguistic, Civilizational and Migratory Processes under the “Russkiy Mir” Foundation. President of the Russian Association of European Studies, member of the Department of Global Problems and International Relations of the RAS, member of the Academic Council of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and the Academic Council of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Honorary Doctor of the Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv (Bulgaria). Laureate of the Prize of the National Science Support Foundation (2004, 2006).