Born February 15, 1957 graduated from the Ryazan Airborne School, the Academy of General Staff, received his Ph.D. in sociology. Since 1986, the battalion commander of the Pskov Airborne Division, Major. Later, the commander of this division.
In 1993-1994. served in Ulyanovsk, 104 st Airborne Division.
From 1995 to 1996 - Deputy and then commander of Combined Forces in the Defense Ministry in Chechnya.
In 1998-1999, commanded the 20 th Combined Arms Army.
Since August 1999 commanded the western area of the joint group of federal forces in the North Caucasus.
Since 2000 - Commander of the 58 th Army SCWO.
In February 2000, was promoted to lieutenant general.
In December 2000, Vladimir
Shamanov won the gubernatorial elections in the Ulyanovsk region (scored 56% of the vote).
January 19, 2001 in Ulyanovsk inauguration of heads of regional administration, Vladimir
. In March 2001, delivered a harsh criticism of the regional police department (General said that the police can not cope with its responsibilities, its leadership, and threatened layoffs).
. Shamans "left" of war