Doctor of History Science. Professor 1935; Professor, Moscow University, since 1937. Professor, Academy, of Social Science, Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1946.
Corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953. Deputy Academy Secretary,Department of History Science, USSR Academy of Science, since 1957. Senior associate, Institute of History, USSR Academy of Science, since 1956.
Chief Editor, journal “Novaya i noveyshaya istoriya” (Modem and Current History), since 1957. Chairman, National Committee of Soviet Historians, since 1957. V.-President, International Committee of History Science, since 1960.
President, Oriental Studies Section, Union of Soviet Society for Friendship and Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, since 1957. Chairman, USSR-Indonesia Society, since 1958. Specializes in: hist, of South-East Asia, mainly Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Hist, of the national-liberation movements of peoples of the East, and with international relations. Until 1956 Director, Institute of Oriental Studies, USSR Academy of Science. 1954 headed Soviet delegation at 23rd International Congress of Orientalists, Cambridge, England.
1955 member, Soviet delegation at International Congress of History Science, Rome. 1955-1957 Deputy Chairman, National Committee of Soviet Historians. 1957-1960 Bureau member, International Committee of History Science.
1957 attended Session of Bureau and General Assembly, International Committee of History Science in Lausanne. 1958 attended conference of same Bureau, Cambridge, United States of America. Headed Soviet delegation at last Conference of Soviet and British Historians, London, and at All-Indonesian Conference of the USSR-Indonesia Society, Djakarta.
1960 member, Soviet delegation at International Congress of History Science, Stockholm. 1957-1960 member, Editor Board, journal “Vestnik istorii mirovoy kultury” (Herald of the History of World Culture). Member, Main Editorial Board, “Vsemirnaya istoriya” (A Universal History) and Chief Editor of its 7th volume.
Since 1955 member, Soviet Committee the Defense of Peace. Since 1956 member, Soviet Committee the Solidarity of Asian Countries.