From September 22, 1966 to August 1, 1967 he worked as a laboratory assistant at the Institute of Crystallography of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
From September 13, 1973 to May 6, 1980 he worked at TsKBEM, renamed in 1973 in the NPO Energia (now the SP Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia) as an engineer, then as a senior engineer of the department No. 311. He was engaged in the development of a solar orientation system for the spacecraft 11F732, which was named Soyuz T. Then he was engaged in a traffic control system.
Since 1980 he started working at the Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
In 1988, co-authored with I. Fedotov and V. Entin developed and published a draft law "On the Press and Other Mass Media".
In 1990 he worked in the United States as a researcher at the Institute of Advanced Russian Studies (Kennan Institute).
From May 17, 1990 to January 2, 1992 he worked as a consultant to the USSR Presidential Aide Mikhail Gorbachev.
In 1991, the author's collective composed of Yu.M.Baturin, I.Fedotov and V.Entin developed and published a draft law on the mass media, which was adopted by the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR and came into force in February 1992.
From January 3, 1992 to June 1, 1993 he worked as a permanent consultant of the "Itogi" program of the Russian state television and radio company "Ostankino".
Simultaneously, from June 1, 1992 to June 1, 1993 he worked as an advisor to the chairman of the Ostankino television company on legal issues and concurrently - a senior research fellow at the Institute of State and Law.
On March 17, 1993, he was appointed a member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation, June 2, 1993 - an assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for legal issues, on January 6, 1994 - an assistant to the President of the Russian Federation for National Security, June 25, 1996 - secretary of the Russian Defense Council, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation. On August 28, 1997, he was dismissed from the post of Secretary of the Defense Council, and on February 12, 1998 due to the reduction of staff - from the post of Assistant to the President. From June 25, 1996 to February 12, 1998, in accordance with his current position, he was a member of the Defense Council of the Russian Federation.
Since 1996, he taught at MIPT a political and legal analysis with elements of mathematical modeling of political processes, at the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University - the right of mass information, was in charge of the department of computer law at MEPI.
In early 2009, from the rocket and space industry was included in the Scientific Council of the Security Council of Russia.
Since June 2009 he has been working as an advisor to the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, Sergei Stepashin.
Since June 16, 2010 Director of the Institute of History of Natural Science and Technology. SI Vavilov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IET RAS).
Secretary of the All-Russian Public Organization "Union of Journalists of Russia".