Born September 19, 1967 in Novosibirsk region.
. Height 198 cm, weight: 130 kg (September 2000).
. His pedigree knows to the fourth degree, among the ancestors were convicts, horse thief, robber.
. He graduated from the Omsk Institute of Physical Education and Novosibirsk Pedagogical Institute
. Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences (1998). Thesis: "Methods of teaching counterattacking actions of bending rolls.
Professional wrestler (Greco-Roman wrestling). Gym - "Dinamo".
Engage in a struggle began in 1981. First coach - in. Kuznetsov.
In 1984 he won the silver medalist Russia among juniors. In the same year he became the master of sports.
In 1985 he became the champion of the world among juniors.
In team team - since 1986. Coach - In. Kuznetsov.
From 1987 to 2000 did not suffer a single defeat. Three-time Olympic champion (Seoul-88, Barcelona-92 and Atlanta-96). At the Olympics in Barcelona was the bearer of the Soviet team. 9-times world champion and 12-times champion of Europe.
The owner of a commercial structure "Siberian Star", which controls part of the Siberian market of mobile and paging. Trades coal, and develops a network of gas stations. Most employees - former athletes.
. Spring 1996 at the European Championships in Budapest, broke his collarbone, suffered a complicated operation on his shoulder.
. In 1997 - 2000 - Member of the Executive Committee of the Olympic Committee of Russia.
. In 1998 - 99 - Presidential Adviser on Sport Russia
. The post was recommended by the Minister of Internal Affairs Sergei Stepashin.
. In 1999 he was appointed Adviser to the President of the RF Government on Sport (volunteer).
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation
. Member of the Presidium of the Unity faction.
. In January 2000, headed the Novosibirsk regional office of the movement "Unity".
. September 27, 2000 at the Olympic Games in Sydney (Australia) won the silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight category 130 kg.
. Colonel tax police
. The curator of the strength training of the tax police.
. Hero of Russia (1996).
. Hobbies - basketball, rugby, books, fishing.
. Vice-president of the federation of wrestling Russia.
. Speaks English.
. I am familiar with Alexander
Korzhakov, Anatoly Bykov.
. In the original reading of Shakespeare, Jack London
. However, stresses that he prefers Dostoevsky, Dreiser and Stephen King, from the composers - Gershwin, Vivaldi, Brahms.
Married. His wife Olga, son John, daughter (1999).
. Epilogue sporting career