In the same year, joined the Communist Party. Entered the Diplomatic Service, 1946. Councillor with the Soviet Delegation to the United Nations, 1954-1957.
USSR Deputy Representative at the Preparatory Committee, then at the Council of the International Atomic Energy Agency, 1959-1960. Deputy head, 1960-1963, and head of the American Department, 1962. Head of the Press Department of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1962-1970.
Directorgeneral of the news agency TASS until 1978. Member of the Central Auditing Committee, 1971-1976. Chief of the Central Committee’s Department for International Information from 1978.
Ambassador to the UK, 1987.