Date June 12, 1956. He graduated from the Academy of Foreign Trade.
After graduation he worked in foreign trade of Soviet trade delegation to Cuba.
In the early 90-ies was to cooperate with the Foundation for Social Development of Russia "Revival" led by Alexander Rutskoi.
In 1992. - Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the Protection of Russia's economic interests.
In 1993 - Deputy Minister of Foreign Economic Relations.
In 1995. participated in the elections to the Duma in the electoral bloc Rutskoi "Power".
In 1996 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Industry, where he was responsible for gold and diamonds. In this capacity, he was elected to the Board of Directors of OAO Lenzoloto.
In November 1998 he was appointed i.o.predsedatelya State Committee for State Reserves.
Since May 1999 - CEO Rossiyskogo Agency for State Reserves.
16 July 2001 appointed Minister of Energy. Third-party evaluation, characteristics