Professor Anisimov graduated with Honors in Mathematics & Applied Mathematics from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1998 and awarded a PhD degree in Physics and Mathematics in 2001.
He was appointed President of Far Eastern Federal University in August 2016. Prior to joining Far Eastern Federal University, Professor Anisimov worked in Lomonosov Moscow State University in position of Chief Specialist, Head of Department, Deputy Vice-Rector, Vice Chairman of the Central Admissions Committee, Director of the Institute for Retraining and Professional Development, and Vice-Rector from 2002 to 2013. Professor Anisimov also held the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs, First Vice President, Interim President of Moscow Polytechnic University from 2013 to 2016.
He served as Executive Secretary of the Russian Council of School Olympiads from 2007 to 2009. Professor Anisimov holds an Honorary Doctorate from Tokai University (Japan).