Zuev Victor Abramovich was born on July 16, 1929 in Moscow to the family of a doctor. He graduated from the Second Moscow Medical Institute in 1953 and a postgraduate course in Virology in 1957. He is a Doctor of Medicine, Professor of Virology. He has been a Chief Researcher at the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after Gamaleya since 1960. He is the author of 300 publications, including two Certificates for Discovery (“The property of influenza viruses to cause slow infection in the offspring of mammals” and “The phenomenon of accumulation of the aging factor in mammals”), 3 patents, and 8 monographs. He is an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Honorary Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.