Born September 13, 1935. Graduated from the Department of Journalism Faculty of Philology of the Ural State University. M. Gorky (r. Sverdlovsk, now - Ekaterinburg).
After graduation in 1958. worked litsotrudnikom newspaper Kirov Pravda (r. Kirov).
1961 - 1964 he. - Editor of the newspaper "Komsomolskaya tribe" (r. Kirov).
1964-1966 gg. - Correspondent of the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda" on the Western Siberia with a stay in g. Novosibirsk.
1966 - 1967 he. - Instructor Department of Propaganda and Agitation of the Central Committee of Komsomol.
1967 - 1975 he. - Executive Secretary of the Komsomol Central Committee of the journal "Smena".
1975 - 1988 he. - Chief editor of "Change". During this period, was ill with cancer in 1974, successfully underwent surgery.
In 1979 he was elected chairman of the All-Union Council of creativity among young people since 1982 - President of the Association of the Central Committee of Komsomol of culture and art for children and youth.
Since 1988. - Chairman of the Soviet children's fund. Lenin.
From 1988-1991. - Director of the Research Institute for Childhood Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR.
Since 1991. - Chairman of the Board Rossiyskogo Children's Fund. People's deputy of the USSR of the Soviet children's fund in 1989. by 1991.
He was a member of the Committee of the Supreme Soviet (Council of Nationalities) in science, education, culture and education, a member of the Constitutional Commission.
He was a member of the Writers' Union, the president of the Soviet national committee "Kinderdorf - SOS (SOS Children's Villages).
Corresponding Member of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences.
Member of the CPSU since 1962. by 1991.
Since January 1992. - President of the International Association of Children's Funds.
In 1995 Likhanov
running for the State Duma 6-th convocation of the electoral movement "International Union". Dossier on Likhanova AA