Elective office: 2003-2007 – member of the State Duma, the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, IV Convocation (federal list of the “Rodina” coalition).
2004-2008 – member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
2005-2007 – member of the Russian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
2005-2007 – chairman of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development, Trade and Finance, Inter-Parliamentary Union.
2005-2007 – rapporteur of the Russian-French and the Russian-Italian Joint Parliamentary Commissions.
2006 – head of the PACE Ad Hoc Delegation to observe the Constitutional Referendum in the Republic of Serbia.
2018-currently – Adviser to the Chairman of the State Duma Committee
2016-currently – Member of Board, Russian Union of Writers.
2011-2016 – Adviser to the Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation.
2008-2010 – Director, Centre for Studies of Competitive Advantages and Alternative Strategies of Development, Russian State University of Trade and Economics.
2002-2003 – Vice-President, Yakovlev Aircraft Design Bureau JSC.
2000-2002 – Director, Public Relations Department, Ministry of the Industry, Science and Technology of the Russian Federation.
1997-2000 – Member of Board, Russian Union of Writers.
1996-1997 – Director, Department of Licensing and External Economic Relations, Federal Agency for the Protection of Cultural Values of the Russian Federation.
1994-1995 – Senior Research Fellow, Institute of the World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences.
1991-1994 – Chief Editor, Politika weekly.
1990-1991 – Member of Editorial Board, Literaturnaja Rossija weekly.
1986-1990 – Print journalism, literary criticism, editing and publishing.
1984-1986 – Guard Infantry officer, Soviet Armed Forces.
1979-1984 – Moscow Lomonosov State University, philological faculty.
1988 – Vystrel Higher Officers Courses.
Russian, English – fluently, French – working, Italian, Spanish etc. – reading.
Прибалтийский вопрос в отношениях США с Советской Россией: 1918-1940. От появления независимых прибалтийских режимов до включения их в состав СССР (М., 2009), Русский мир и геополитические странности. История как фактор политики (М., 2009).