1960–1990 — Penza Compressor Plant, Penza Polytechnic Institute;
since 1991 — People's Deputy of the RSFSR, deputy chairman of the RSFSR Supreme Council Committee for Science and Education;
1993–1999 — Head of the Staff of the Council of Federation Committee on Science, Culture, Education, Health and Environment;
1999–2007 — State Duma Deputy of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Committee on Ecology;
since 2000 — Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe;
from 2008 till present — Advisor to the General Director of Rosatom State Corporation.
He was awarded the orders of Honor, «For Merit to the Fatherland», IV degree; medals «PRO MERITO» (for merits) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, «For Chemical Disarmament», «For Environmental Protection», to the order «For Merit to the Fatherland» of the II degree, anniversary «80 years to «Occupational Safety in Industry» journal; with a badge «Academician I.V. Kurchatov» of the II degree; public awards, including the orders «Glory of the Nation», «Key of Friendship», anniversary awards of St. Petersburg and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia); an honorary sign of Rospatent for achievements in innovation. He was awarded a prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in Science and Technology for development and implementation of systematic environmental monitoring as a component of strategic safety; twice awarded the title «Inventor of the USSR».
Membership in professional associations
Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE); Chairman of the Public Council at Rostechnadzor; Member of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO; Deputy Chairman of the Higher Ecological Council of the Committee of State Duma of the Russian Federation on Natural Resources, Nature Management and Ecology; member of the Advisory Board at the Chairman of Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation.
The author of 243 inventions protected by copyright certificates of the USSR, the Russian patents and the patents of the foreign countries; 625 publications, 29 monographs (16 of them were published in 2003-2009); 10 textbooks for higher education institutions, including the textbooks on the course «Ecology», «Safety of Living»; 15 text books; participated in the development of more than 40 drafts of the federal laws.
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