Andrey Shalyov is head of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat office in Arkhangelsk, where he has been working since 1996. Andrey is graduated teacher of history from the Arkhangelsk State Pedagogical Institute (now Northern Arctic Federal University). For some years Andrey worked in the rural schools as a teacher and headmaster and after “Perestroika” in the Soviet Union was head of ideological department of the Regional Komsomol (USSR Lenin’s Communists’ Union of Youth) Committee. He was very active in the political clubs and public organizations established in Arkhangelsk in the period of transformation.
After the first Soviet open elections, Andrey Shalyov worked as a head of the working group of the People’s Deputy of the USSR. In early 90-s he was a director of the Youth Information and Research Center in Arkhangelsk and later worked as a head of international department of the Northern State Medical Academy. In 2010 Andrey Shalyov became Norway’s Honorary Consul in Arkhangelsk.