Anatoli Andreevich Gromyko, a Russian social scientist, was born on April 15, 1932. From 1932 to 1939 he lived in Minsk (Belarus) and Moscow, from 1939 to 1948 in the USA, Washington and New York, when his father, Andrei Andreevich Gromyko, was Soviet Ambassador to the USA and the UNO.

In 1954 Anatoli Gromyko graduated from the Institute of International Relations. He served in the Soviet Government apparatus and later as a diplomat in Great Britain, USA and East Germany. From 1966 he worked in the USSR Academy of Sciences as a head of a Section in the Institute of African studies and later in the Institute of USA studies. In 1976 Anatoli Gromyko was elected as the Director of the Institute for African Studies in Moscow. In 1981 he was elected the correspondent member to the USSR Academy of Sciences, and later to Madagascar Academy of Sciences and to the Royal Academy of the Kingdom of Marocco. Anatoli Gromyko is also an Honourary Doctor of Leipzig University.

At present Anatoli Gromyko works as President of Policy Evaluation Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1997 he was elected to the Russian Academy of Political Science.

In Russia Anatoli Gromyko is acknowledged as a prominent scientist, especially in the field of international relations and politology. He published books and articles on soviet-american relations, African studies, traditional art and geopolitics. Many of his books, including "1036 Days of President Kennedy", "Masks and Sculptures of Tropical Africa", "New Thinking in the Nuclear Age" as a co-author, "Breakthrough" together with American scholars, became bestsellers. His latest book, published in October 1997, "Andrei Gromyko, in the Kremlin's Labyrinth", is profound contribution to research on last years of Soviet power and perestroika.

At present the main fields of Anatoli Gromyko's scientific work are Russian Geopolitics, Russia and the World of Islam, Globalization process in international affairs. He also explores the New Russian Foreign Policy and writes for russian national newspapers and magazines.

Married to Valentina Gromyko with two children, son Alexei and daughter Anna.