Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti Political Columnist, TV and radio commentator; Asian expert.
Previous positions: Nezavisimaya Gazeta (1997-2001), Chief of Foreign News Section, editor of Diplomatic Courier supplement. Own business (1995-1997). PR work for Hong Kong Image Alpha company (1993-1995). Rossiyskaya Gazeta (1991-1993), Diplomatic Columnist. Pravda (1978-1991), Foreign News Section, including the position of Southeast Asia Correspondent (1988-1991).
Selected publications: Columns on foreign policy, diplomacy, global changes, ideologies, with an emphasis on Asian developments. Notably, the rising of China, Indian issues, Central Asian policy, Southeast Asia.
Writer of spy novels (pen name Master Chen): The Pet Monkey of the House of Tang (2006), The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas (2007), Amalia and the White Apparition (2008), Amalia and the Generalissimo (expected in 2009).