Andrey A. Alimov was born in Leningrad (USSR) during the 900 days siege of the city in the World War II.
After finishing secondary school in 1959 he entered the Department of Oriental studies of the Leningrad State University, which he finished in 1965 having got the specialty in the History of Africa and African languages.
In 1967 he changed his professional orientation and went to Antarctica as a member of the wintering over team at Mirniy observatory where he spent a year. After coming back to the USSR he has been working as an interpreter at the Arctic and Antarctic Scientific Research Institute (AASRI). In 1969 he participated in the High Latitude North Expedition and took part in inauguration of the North Pole-19 ice drifting station.
He left the AASRI in 1974 and started his educational and academic career. He has been working as a lecturer in the Russian History, Social Ecology, Sustainable Development Policy, etc. at different higher educational institutions.
In 1982 he defended his dissertation and became a Ph.D. in History. Now he is the Head of the Department of Social and Humanitarian Science at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University and an Ass.Professor of the School of International Relation at St.Petersburg State University.
Alimov A. has more that 100 publications in the sphere of environmental studies, environmental history and environmental policy. Alimov A. was included into the book "Gold Fond of Professionals of St.Petersburg" in 2011.