Occupied top positions in the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Member of the Soviet Delegation to the United Nations, 1954-1958 and 1963-1965. Councillor at the USSR Embassy in the USA, 1966-1970.
USSR Ambassador to India, 1977. 1st Deputy Foreign Minister, 1987. Special responsibility for the arms control negotiations in Geneva, 1987.
Ambassador in Afghanistan, 10 October 1988.