In 1967-1970 - post graduate student, 1970-1987 - junior researcher, researcher, senior researcher, leading researcher of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Since 1987 - the leading, chief researcher at the Institute of World History of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Specialist in the history of France and the Russian-French relations. Author of 15 books and over 300 articles in scientific journals. The total volume of scientific publications - more than 500 printer's sheets. Editor in chief of the thematic collection "France and Russia. XVIII-XX century" (volumes 1 - 11) .M, 1995 -. 2014.