Director of the Institute of State and Law, Russian Academy of Sciences; Fellow Correspondent of Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Honoured Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Russian statesman, and legal scholar.
Since 1985, served in a Military Prosecutor’s Office, since 1994 in the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office. He headed Military Prosecutor’s offices of the Siberian and Moscow military command regions. In 2002 he was appointed First Deputy Chief Military Prosecutor.
On 10 June 2002, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation appointed Mr Savenkov Deputy Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation – Chief Military Prosecutor.
2006–2008 First Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
2009–2013 Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for the Vladimir Region.
In 2014, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation – Head of the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
In 2017, he took leadership of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Merits, awards, achievements:
He was awarded the Order of Merit for the Motherland 3rd and 4th degrees, Order of Alexander Nevsky and Order of Honour. He is a recipient of more than 50 medals and departmental awards of Russia and foreign countries. He was honoured with Recognition Certificates by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation and the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.