Born June 22, 1934 in Moscow.
In 1956 he graduated from the Economics Faculty of Moscow State University. Doctor of Economic Sciences.
. From 1956 to 1960 - the literary staff of the regional newspaper "Soviet Sakhalin.
. From 1960 to 1964 - a literary associate and senior consultant of the weekly economic newspaper.
. In 1964 - 71 - Literary staff, special correspondent, economic columnist for Izvestia
. In 1971, during a search of a publicist Lena Karpinsky KGB officers found in his manuscript on. Latsis
about Stalin, then Latsis
was forced to leave the "Izvestia".
. From 1971 to 1975 he worked in Prague, editor and consultant, head of the department of economics edition of the journal "Problems of Peace and Socialism."
. In 1975 - 86 - senior researcher, department head, Institute of Economics of the world socialist system of the USSR
. From 1987 to 1991 - first deputy chief editor of "Communist".
. Since 1991 - the political columnist for Izvestia.
. On February 22, 1993 to January 18, 1996 - Member of the Presidential Council.
. From June 23, 1997 - Member of the Board of Directors of OAO "Revision of the newspaper" Izvestia ".
. In August 1997, became one of the co-founders and political columnist for New Izvestia.
. Since 1997 - Head of Fund of support of freedom of speech (publisher of the newspaper "Novye Izvestiya").
. From March 1998 - Deputy chief editor - editor of the economy of the newspaper "Novye Izvestiya".
. Author of "A tireless builder".
. Fluent in English and Czech.