Editor-in-Chief, Zavtra newspaper
Writer; political figure and public personality; Chairman, Izborsky Club; Member, Secretariat, Union of Writers of Russia; Editor, Izborsky Club journal; Deputy Chairman, Public Council, Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation; Member, Public Council, Military and Industrial
Board; Member, Public Council, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.Previous positions: Pravda and Literaturnaya Gazeta correspondent in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Angola etc.; member, USSR Union of Writers (since 1972); columnist, Molodaya Gvardiya and Nash Sovremennik magazines and Literaturnaya Gazeta weekly; Editor-in-chief, Sovetskaya Literatura magazine (1989–1991); founder and Editor-in-Chief, Den newspaper (1990–1993). Authored more than 40 books in Russian and foreign languages. Awarded with a number of state awards.