Born April 21, 1961 at the station Verkhoturye Verkhotursk district of Sverdlovsk region.
. He graduated from the Omsk Higher Combined Arms Command School, Institute of Physical Education, History Department, Omsk State University.
. In August 1986, voluntarily went to Afghanistan
. He was severely wounded in battle in the area, Mr.. Host. As a result of injuries lost his sight.
After medical treatment become a professional sport.
In 1989 he became the champion of the USSR in swimming among the blind. In 1990 he became the champion of England, in 1991 - USA. In 1994 he became the champion of the world.
Numerous prize-winner and winner of various international swimming competitions in the USSR team, and later the CIS, Russia.
Since 1993 engaged in parachuting - aerial acrobatics. A member of team Russia. In April 1995, made a long jump, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
. Along with sports worked in commercial structures.
. Member of the Central Board of Rossiyskogo Union Veterans of Afghanistan.
. In 1995, unsuccessfully ran for the State Duma of the second convocation.
. Since February 1997 - Consultant of the Regional Center of Public Affairs at the Omsk Oblast Administration
. In 1999 - the main specialist of the center.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. He was a member of the Unity faction.
. Awarded the Order of the Red Banner, two Orders of Red Star.
. Master of Sports in the military triathlon (1983).
. In 1993 received a master of sports of international class.
. Wife Galina in the past - biathlon.