Born June 5, 1956 in Moscow, Russian. Grandson Vyacheslav
Mikhailovich Molotov, Stalin's Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR.
In 1978 he graduated from the Faculty of History, Moscow State University. In 1982 he graduated from the correspondence postgraduate study at the same university. Doctor of historical sciences.
Took part in the game show "What?" Where? "When?".
In 1978 - 88 - junior researcher, senior researcher, member of the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of the History Faculty of Moscow State University. In 1988 - 89 - Secretary of Party Committee of the History Faculty of Moscow State University.
. In 1989 - 90 he worked in the apparatus of the CPSU Central Committee.
. Since the end of 1990 to 1991 he worked in the Staff of the USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev - Adviser, Chief of the socio-economic analysis and forecasting of the political staff of the President
. In May 1991 he was appointed Assistant Chief of Staff of the President of the USSR.
. From August 1991 to January 1992 - Assistant to the Chairman of KGB Vadim Bakatin.
. In July 1992 became a member of the Political Consultative Council.
. In 1992 - 93 - Advisor to the Department of political and ethnic problems of the International Fund for economic and social reforms (the fund "Reform").
. From April 1993 - the president of political consulting agency "Nike".
. In June 1993, became one of the founders of the non-profit foundation "Politics" and "Club 93"
. President of "Politika".
12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma.
In March 1996, entered into an expert group under the Service presidential aide, prepared the documents for the B election. N. Yeltsin.
. Head of Analytical Group OPOO "Fatherland.
. Author of about 30 scientific publications on the history of political parties and party system in the United States, including several monographs.
. Standing by the newspaper "Izvestia".
. Since 1992, constantly working with the newspaper Moscow News, "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", "The Age", "Culture", "Business World," "Patriot", "Moskovsky Komsomolets."
. Fluent in English and French.
. Contains the second marriage
. His wife Olga - a housewife, an economist by education. Son Alex (1979) from his first marriage, sons Dimitri and Mikhail (1993) - from the second.