Graduate degree from the different Institutes and Universities in Russia, Germany, Netherlands and USA.
Professional and business experience:
Chairman of Moscow based Russian Branch of the International Wine and Food Society (IWFS)
International wine and spirit judge:
International Wine and Spirits Challenge, London (since year 2002), tasting and sommelier competitions in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Krasnodar (Russia)
International Judge category B (World Association of Chefs Societies - WACS)
Chevalier of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Formador Homologado del Vino de Jerez (Spain)
Member of the S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants List Academy
Honorable member of the Union of Sommelier and Experts of Russia
Author of the course Enogastronomic etiquette and protocol for the program Executive MBA at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, at the State University of Management (in Moscow) and other universities.
Honorable citizen of Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania, the USA)
Special guest and Host for range of Media broadcasts. On radio stations: Voice of Russia, Echo of Moscow, City-FM, Mayak, Classic, Komsomolskaya Pravda; On the following TV channels: RTR, Russia 24, NTV, 5 Channel, Telecafe, Russia Today, Business TV, Pravda.ru, regional channels of St.Petersburg, Ekaterinbburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov, Novosibirsk and other cities of Russia.
Author of the book The Wine Alphabet (2002) and The Big Book of Gourmet Traveler (2012), over a hundred newspaper and magazine articles, interviews on food and spirit in Mass Media of Russia, Bulgaria, The UK, Greece, Georgia, Israel, Spain, Latvia, Mexico, Portugal, Senegal, Serbia, the USA, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Chile, Estonia.