Director of the All-Russian Research Geological Institute named after A. P. Karpinsky
Graduated from the Leningrad Mechanical Institute in 1984.
Russian geologist, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, doctor of economic and geological-mineralogical sciences, specialist in regional geology, geological cartography, geology of ore deposits and metallogeny, honored Geologist of the Russian Federation.
From December 1998 to the present he is the head of the All-Russian Research Geological Institute named after A.P Karpinsky, chairman of the Scientific Council of VSEGEI.
Professional achievements and awards
Awarded the title of Honorary Subsoil Prospector (1996), the title «Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation» (2002), the Order of Honor (2007), the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation (2011) in the field of science and technology with the title «Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology» (2012), the Order of Friendship (2015).
Chairman of the Main Editorial Board for State Geological Mapping of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation;
Co-Chair of the Russian Committee of the UNESCO International Geosciences and Geoparks Program.
President of the Subcommittee on Northern Eurasia of the Commission on the Geological Map of the World at UNESCO.