Born Aug. 4, 1945 in Pervouralsk, Sverdlosk region.
1974 - graduated from Urals State University with a degree in Philosophy specializing in “Dialectical Materialism”
1974-1975 - worked as assistant to the chairman of the Philosophy Department of the Urals Polytechnic Institute
1975-1978 - did graduate work the Urals Polytechnic Institute
1981-1983 - worked as a senior lecturer in the Philosophy Department of the Urals Polytechnic Institute
1984-1989 - department head, then deputy director of the Qualification Improvement Institute for Specialists of the USSR Ministry of Non-Ferrous Metallurgy.
1989-1990 - USSR Peoples’ Deputy
March 1990 - unofficially headed the campaign for the election of Boris Yeltsin as chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
1990-1991 - plenipotentiary representative of the chairman of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet (Boris Yeltsin).
Burbulis was one of the drafters and signers of the Belavezha Accords that effectively ended the U.S.S.R. and founded the Commonwealth of Independent States.
1991 - headed Boris Yeltsin’s election campaign to become first president of Russia.
1991-1992 - state secretary of the Russian Federation, and served as secretary of the State Council under the Russian President; concurrently (Nov. 1991-April 1992), first deputy prime minister of the Russian Government.
December 1992 - fired from all government posts, together with prime minister Yegor Gaidar, in an attempt by Yeltsin to appease the parliament.
December 1993-December 1995 - State Duma deputy from the Russia's Choice political movement; served as a member of the Geopolitics Committee.
December 1995-December 1999 - State Duma deputy from the Pervoural territorial electoral district (campaigned as an independent candidate); served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security Concept and Russia's Geopolitical Situation (Committee for Geopolitics).
2000-2001 - Vice-Governor of the Novgorod region
From 2001 - president of Strategiya (Center for the Humanities and Political Science) and Chairman of the board of directors of Pervouralsky pipe works
February 2002 - chairman of the Federation Council Commission for Methods of Exercising the Federation Council's Constitutional Powers.
In August 2009, he founded the School of Politosophy and is president of the Youth Forum of Modernizers, “My Russia.”
2011-2014 - Vice-rector for innovative development in the International University in Moscow, which was established in 1991 by Mikhail Gorbachev and President George H. W. Bush, and was the first private university in Russia.
Burbulis is married and has a son.