Doctor of Law, Professor, is a Head of the Program of International Law, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO- University). He is elected as a Vice-president of the Russian Association of International Law and a Vice-President of the Russian Association of the Law of the Sea. He is nominated by the Russian Federation to the list of arbitrators according to Annex VII of the UNCLOS. He is elected as a Member of the Committee on the Arctic and Antarctic of the Council of Federation (the Upper Chamber of the Russian Parliament). Honorable Lawyer of the Russian Federation. He is Editor-in Chief of the Moscow Journal of International Law and also a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “JUS GENTIUM” and of the Journal “STATE AND LAW”. He has publicized a wide array of books and papers on international law, mainly in Russian .