Soviet and Russian diplomat, Ambassador, former Ambassador of the USSR and Russia in Liberia. Candidate of Economic Sciences. President Poltava fraternities. First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Veterans Foreign Ministry.
Honored Artist of Russia, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Arts, Academician Petrovsky Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Chairman of the branch of the international NGO "Friendly Association zhitomiryan in Russia and Moscow"