Biography: Aleksandr Shevchenko was born on October 30, 1947. In 1971 he graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 1971-2012 he worked in the Foreign Ministry, including the central and foreign apparatus of the Ministry, including Embassies in Vietnam, Burundi, Mauritania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Moldova. He traveled to the short-term business trips abroad through the Foreign Ministry. In 1982 he defended his dissertation at the Diplomatic Academy and earned the degree of Candidate of Economics. Since January 2013 he has been engaging in scientific work at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies. Aleksandr Shevchenko is the author of a number of publications, articles, and reviews. He participated in the scientific and business meetings and conferences in Russia and abroad. He speaks English, French and Vietnamese.
Subject of dissertation: Sub-Saharan African countries in the neo-colonialist strategy EEC at the turn of 80s.
Areas of expertise: the economy of the CIS countries; integration processes in the Eurasian space; foreign and domestic policy of Moldova; Russian-Moldovan economic relations; economic cooperation between Russia and Transnistria.