First Deputy Director General of TASS Russian News Agency, Professor, Merited Man of Culture of the Russian Federation. TV and radio presenter. The author of TV series “The Formula of Power” (more than 350 exclusive interviews with world leaders since 2000). The author of books, scripts for TV fi lms and programs. Vice-President of the World Congress of news agencies, the Representative of Russia in the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). Laureate of State Prize of the Russian Federation and Moscow Government Journalist Prize. He was awarded with the orders “For Merit to the Fatherland” (4th class), Order of Friendship, Order of Honor.