Doctor of History Science. Professor; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1960. Senior associate and Head, Section of USSR History, of the Period of Socialism, Institute of History, USSR Academy of Science.
Chairman, Science Council on the History, of Socialist and Communist Construction in the USSR,Department of History Science, USSR Academy of Science, since 1958. Director Preparation Section, and Chief Editor, multi-volume “Istoriya USSR” (History of the USSR) - the Soviet period -, Institute of History, USSR Academy of Science, since 1960. Specialist in hist, of Soviet society, especially national relations and agrarian political in the USSR, hist, of the October Revolution, industrialization and cultural construction.
One of most prominent ideologists on questions of Soviet nationality policy. Since 1955 member, Main Editorial Board, multi-volume “Vsemirnaya istoriya” (World History). 1957-1960 Chief Editor, journal “Istoriya USSR” (History of the USSR).
Since 1957 member, Soviet Section, Commission of USSR and German Democratic Republic Historians. 1960 member, Soviet delegation at 11th International Congress of History Science, Stockholm.