Birth 22 November 1939, Mr.. g. Leninogorsk East-Kazakhstan region.
In 1966 he graduated from the journalism faculty of Kazakh State University, in 1970. - Higher Party School of the Central Committee.
After leaving school he worked concreter on the construction of the Bratsk hydroelectric.
From 1958 to 1961 i.i. served in the Soviet Army in the Far East.
In 1961. joined the journalism faculty of the Kazakh State University in Alma-Ata, which he graduated in 1964.
From 1964 to 1968. worked its own correspondent, Rudny Altai, deputy editor of the newspaper Leninogorsk truth "in Ust-Kamenogorsk.
From 1968 to 1970 i.i. studied at the Higher Party School of the Central Committee.
In 1970-1975 i.i. was a special correspondent, executive secretary of the newspaper "Kazakhstan Pravda".
From 1975 to 1978 i.i. - Correspondent of the newspaper "Pravda" in Kazakhstan. From 1978 to 1986 i.i. - Special correspondent of the newspaper "Pravda".
Member of the CPSU since 1961. Emerged from it in 1990. before the XXVIII Congress of the CPSU.
In early January 1987. Poltoranin
was appointed chief editor of the newspaper "Moskovskaya Pravda".
B early 1988 Poltoranin
was removed from his post as chief editor of the Moscow truth ".
The spring of 1988 he was a political columnist Press Agency "Novosti".
From 1987 to 1991 i.i. - Secretary of the Board of the Moscow City journalistic organization.
He was a member of the working group on preparation of the Press Law of the USSR.
From July 1990 - Minister of the press and media of the RSFSR in the office of Ivan Silayev.
In May - June 1991, together with Gennady Burbulis and Sergei Stankevich was a "strategic headquarters" campaign for the election of Boris Yeltsin, President of the RSFSR.
November 28, 1991, Mr.. the formation of Russia's new government of Poltoranin
retained the post of Minister of Press and Information.
In late February 1992 Poltoranin
was appointed deputy chairman of the government, while retaining his former post of Minister of Press and Information.
November 25, 1992 the President signed a decree releasing Poltoranina
of vice-premier and minister of the press "at will".
December 26 Poltoranin
was appointed director of the Federal Information Center (Federal Information Center).
In June 1993, Mr.. participated in the establishment of the electoral bloc of reformist forces, "Russia's Choice" and signed a declaration on its formation.
In October, entered the federal list of candidates to State Duma deputies from the electoral association "Russia's Choice. December 12, 1993, Mr.. elected to the State Duma on the list of Russia's Choice. Dossier on Poltoranina MN