Born on January 1, 1961 in Zaporozhye.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1983 with a degree in economics and cybernetics, and did his graduate studies at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
Professor; associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 2000, academician since 2008.
1986 1991: junior research fellow, research fellow, senior research fellow, head of laboratory at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
1991 1992: first deputy chairman of Foreign Economic Relations Committee of the Russian Federation, first deputy Foreign Economic Relations Minister of the Russian Federation.
1992 1993: Foreign Economic Relations Minister of the Russian Federation.
1994 1995: State Duma deputy of the first convocation, chairman of the Economic Policy Committee.
1996: Head of Economic Security Department of the Russian Federation Security Council Administration.
1996 1999: Head of Information Analysis Department of the Russian Federation Security Council.
2000 2003: State Duma deputy of the third convocation, chairman of Economic Policy and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2002 2003: member of the Credit Organisation and Financial Markets Committee.
2004 2007: State Duma deputy of the fourth convocation, member of Health Protection Committee and Budget and Taxes Committee.
November 2008 present: Deputy Secretary General of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC).
February 2009 April 2012: Executive secretary of the Commission of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Since June 2012 present: Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation.
Since July 2012 Presidential representative to the National Banking Council.
Since October 2019 Member of the Board, Minister in Charge of Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission
Authored more than 200 research papers; awarded Nikolai Kondratyev medal for a series of studies on long waves in economic development.
Recipient of the Order of Friendship.