Date of Birth: 24 November, 1952 q. Baikalova Primorsky district of the Arkhangelsk region
He graduated from the Nautical School Arkhangelsk, Leningrad Higher Marine Engineering College of. Admiral S.O. Makarov Leningrad Higher Party School, Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Russia.
Candidate of Legal Sciences.
In 1973-1987 he worked in the North sea and river shipping company.
In the 1987-1990 period - the secretary of Party Committee of Arkhangelsk.
In 1990-1993 - member of the Supreme Council of Russia, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Supreme Council of Russia, Chairman of the Sub Commission of the Council of Transport, Communications, Computer Science and Space.
Since March 1994 he joined the Central Election Commission of Russia.
March 21, 1995 was elected Secretary of the Central Election Commission of Russia.
On February 10, 1999 - Member of the Central Election Commission of Russia a new composition.
March 24, 1999 elected Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Russia a new composition
. Has scientific papers on international and electoral law.
. Third-party evaluation, characteristics