Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM)
Holds a PhD in Political Science from Lomonosov Moscow State University (2008) with an emphasis on History and Theory of Political Science.
Worked in the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University (1991–1993), the Centre for Political Trends (1993–2003), Institute of Social and Political Research of the Russian Academy of Science (ISPI RAN) (1997–2003), Centre for Social Information ISPI RAN (2003–2006).
He also heads VCIOM’s Expert Council. Member of VCIOM Board of Directors since 2006.
Chief Editor of the "Monitoring. Social and Economic Changes" scientific journal since 2003.