Until 1946 Secretary, 1946-1949 Charg6 d’Affaires, USSR Embassy in Bulgaria. 1949-1952 Deputy Head, 5th European Department (Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania and Yugoslavia), USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs. 1952-1953 USSR Ministry, 1953-1955 USSR Ambassador to Albania.
1956-1958 again Deputy Head, 5th European Deputy, USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs. Attended Soviet-Albanian talks in Moscow culminating in signing of a Soviet-Albanian joint declaration on the identity of Soviet and Albanian views on the international situation.