Born September 23, 1975 in the Fergana region of the Uzbek SSR. Height 198 cm. Weight 92 kg.
Higher education. He graduated from the Belgorod State Pedagogical University.
Type of sport - volleyball.
First coach - S. Tetyukhin
In favor of the club "Parma", Italy. In the national team team since 1999. Trainer - G. Shipulin.
In 1995 at the World Cup won 1 st place.
In 1999 at the World Cup won 1 st place.
October 1, 2000 at the Olympic Games in Sydney (Australia) won the silver medal in Volleyball.
Hobbies - fishing.
Lives in g. Belgorod. His wife Natalie, son Ivan.