Victor Victorovich Apollonov is the leading specialist in the area of basic principles of creation and development of high power laser systems and high power laser radiation rninteraction with matter. He has made an outstanding input into creation and development of new branches of science - physical and technical fundamentals of high rnpower laser optics and adaptive optics, investigation of physical processes in a high volume self-controlled volume discharges, creation of high power continuous rnwave, pulsed and high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser systems, high intensity laser radiation interaction with matter, high power laser application for an effective rnprotection of valuable objects and water surface cleaning from oil films, medical applications for UV lasers. He is the author of more than 1160 publications, 14rnbooks, 350 presentations and 144 patents. (from Research Gate). He is a high profile scientist and well known around all over the world, for more than 40 years ofrnhis international scientific activity, he has participated and organized more than 56 international conferences, symposiums and workshops, prepared more than 32rncandidates and doctors of physics and mathematics. He is the General Director of “Energomashtechnika” Ltd. He is the member of European and American PhysicalrnSociety, SPIE, AIAA, American Society for QE and the member of specialized scientific council of Russia. He is a full member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciencernand Academy of Engineering Sciences, member of the Presidium RANS. He is the laureate of State Prize of USSR (1982) and of Russia (2002).