Birth 13 August 1938, Mr.. g. Arkadak Saratov region
He graduated from high school and vocational school graduated from the Leningrad Military Combined Arms School, Military Academy. Frunze and the Academy of General Staff of Armed Forces. He graduated from vocational school, with the specialty turner. He began his career in the city of Saratov factory "Sickle and Hammer".
In 1961. was drafted into the ranks of the Armed Forces of the USSR. After graduating from the Leningrad Military Command School he served as platoon leader, then company commander. Subsequently, he graduated from the Military Academy. M.V. Frunze and the Academy of General Staff of Armed Forces. He has held command and staff positions. He was commander of the regiment, deputy commander of the army commander of the army.
In 1988 - 1990 he. - Chief of Staff of the Moscow Military District. In 1990. appointed commander of the Western Group of Soviet troops. Then transferred to the General Staff of the Armed Forces Chief of the Main Operations Directorate.
In July 1992, Mr.. was appointed commander of the Moscow Military District. Dossier on Kuznetsova LV