Born August 17, 1954 g.Okonchil Higher Military Command School, Military Academy
Candidate military naukGeneral - Col. He was awarded with the Red Star of Military Merit, many medals 1976. - Graduated with honors from Kharkov Higher Military Command-Engineering School of. Marshal of the Soviet Union NI. Krylov
1985. - Graduated with a gold medal team Department of the Military Academy named F.E. Dzerzhinsky in 1999 graduated with honors from the Academy of General Staff.
Passed all stages of his military career in the SRF
In 1993-1994 i.i. - Chief of Staff of the Army Missile
1994 - 1996 GG - Commander of the Army Missile
From January 1997 - Chief of General Staff of the SMF
On June 30, 1997 - Chief of the Strategic Rocket Forces.
In March 2001, dismissed the Commander in Chief of Strategic Rocket Forces in connection with the division of this branch of the armed forces in two separate kinds of troops - SMF and Space Forces
. In June 2001 decision of the Heads of States - participants of CIS was appointed Chief of Staff for coordinating military cooperation between CIS states.