General Dvorkin is one of Russia’s leading experts on strategic nuclear forces, missile defence, and military space issues.
After graduating from the Higher Military Naval School in 1958, General Dvorkin served in the Soviet/Russian armed forces until his retirement in 2001. He participated in the first Soviet tests of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines and in the first underwater Soviet nuclear rocket carriers, including the k-19 submarine. Later he worked in the 4th Central Research Institute of the Ministry of Defence, which he headed from 1993.
For several years, he served as a key expert for the preparation of key US-Russian bilateral nuclear treaties: SALT-2, INF Treaty, START-1, START-2. Since retirement, has participated in several "Track Two" level US-Russian initiatives on arms control and missile defence cooperation. He now is the lead scientist at the Center of the International Safety of the Institute of Economic and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.
General Dvorkin has written several books on nuclear deterrence and development of strategic nuclear forces. He is a member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences; Academies of Military Sciences; the Russian Engineering Academy; The International Engineering Academy as well as the International Academy of Astronautics.