Born September 2, 1952 in g. Riga, Latvian SSR in the family servants.
He graduated from the finance and credit department of the Moscow Institute of National Economy named after Mr.. V. Plekhanov, specializing in economics and finances.
Worked fonotekarem on Radio and Television of the USSR, and then from 1972 to 1974 he served in the Army. Played military ensemble, where he organized a group of "generals" and he wrote the music.
From 1974 he worked at the Leningrad Regional Committee of Komsomol. Concerned with culture, organized Komsomol festivals, competitions, concerts.
. In 1979 - Deputy Head of the reception guests of honor Olympics-80.
. Since 1980 - Deputy Head of School retraining YCL cadres.
. In 1981 was expelled from the Communist Party.
. From 1981 to 1988 - managing director rock band "Resurrection", singer Alexander Barykina, pop group "Earthlings".
. In 1989 founded the cooperative "BIZ Express"
. In 1990, a record company in the U.S. (Delaware) - "BIZ Enterprises".
. In 1993, created his own channel BIZ TV, which produces the broadcast of the Moscow TV channel (MOTC) and the channel "TeleExpo" program "News BIZ TV", "In bed with ..." etc.
. March 17, 1994 to February 1998 - CEO "PolyGram Russia", 1998 - Chairman of the Board of Directors.
. In 1990, founded a charitable fund "Cultural Heritage".
. In late 1995 announced the establishment of the first music channel K-10 (at present - the music channel Muz-TV).
. From 1998 - Co-founder and CEO, "MTV Russia".
. Publishes magazines "Imperial" and "Rock City", the newspaper "Joker".
. He believes classical music degenerate.
. Speaks English.
. Contains the second marriage
. Wife - Pauline Tasheva, a former model agency "Red Stars". Daughter: Elena (1975) from his first marriage and Mary (July 1995, New York) - from the second. Daughter Elena - pop singer.