Director of the Institute of Europe of the RAS, Corresponding Member of the RAS, Dr. Sc. (Political Studies), Professor of the RAS. Author of more than 250 scientific publications, including monographs: “Political Reformism in Britain. 1970–1990s”, “Modernization of the British Party System”, “Images of Russia and Britain: Reality and Prejudice”, “Building Good Neighbor Relationship. Russia in the Space of Europe” (co-authored), “Better Ten Years of Negotiations Than One Day of War. Memories of Andrey Andreyevich Gromyko” (author and compiler), “Europe in the 21st Century: New Challenges and Risks” (editor and co-author), “Concerning Topical Issues. Europe and the Modern World”, etc. Editor-in-Chief of “Contemporary Europe” journal, Editor-in-Chief of “Social Sciences and Modernity” journal. President of the Association of European Studies of Russia. Chairman of A. A. Gromyko Association for Foreign Policy Studies. Member of the bureau of the Department of Global Problems and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Member of the Scientific Council under the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Russian International Affairs Council. Head of the Department of History and Theory of International Relations at N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod. Honorary Doctor of Paisii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv, Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” (Bulgaria), and Voronezh State University. Recipient of the Prize of the Foundation for the Promotion of National Science (2004, 2006).