Born June 18, 1936. In 1958 he graduated with honors in Economics from Moscow State University. University.
In 1958-1961 he worked a junior researcher, Institute of Economics Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
In the years 1961-1968 - Senior Fellow, Institute of Economics of the world socialist system of the USSR.
In 1968 -1970 - Lecturer in the propaganda department of the CPSU Central Committee in 1970-1982 - Head of Sector, Department of the Institute of Economics of the world socialist system of the USSR.
In 1983-1992 - head of department of the Institute of USA and Canada, USSR.
In 1991-1993 he was a member of the Advisory Council under the President of Russia. From 1992 till now - Head of Center for the CIS Institute of Europe.
In 1992, he worked as a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden), in 1993 - at the University of Midlberri, Vermont (USA), in 1995 - University of Hokkaido (Japan).
Member of the Expert Council of the World Economic Forum (Switzerland, 1990-1995).
Running for the State Duma of the sixth convocation of the electoral unification "My Fatherland". Dossier on Shmelev, NP