Born in 1930 in Baku.
In 1952 he graduated from the Faculty of Moscow State University.
In 1961 he defended his thesis on the topic: "The burden of proof in contemporary English course". Candidate of Legal Sciences. Doctor of historical sciences.
. He worked in the bar, then the Institute of Law Sciences of the USSR.
. In 1965 was introduced by director Oleg Efremov in Arts Council Theater "Contemporary".
. From 1967 to 1997 he worked at the Institute of the international labor movement USSR (now - Institute of Comparative Politics)
. There, he defended his doctoral dissertation on the subject: "Theater Culture USA 70-ies and socio-historical reality of the USA.
Within two years he was a professor at New York University. Gave it a course "History of Russian Theater, Chekhov and the theater," Theater of Tennessee Williams' "Stalin and the theater. Gave a course on the history of Russian theater at the University of Amsterdam.
Since 1990, working on television. In 1994 he was invited Vladislav Listyev in the center "View", where he became a leading publicist and author of "Silver Ball".
. In 1995 - 96 on TV channel "Russia" has made nine programs on the activities of the theater and cinema XX century, such as Greta Garbo, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Yul Brynner, etc.
. Since June 1998, was the author of the column "Notes maitre" in the weekly "The Age", left her because of the lack of free time
. Published in the weekly Moscow News, the newspaper "Culture", "Literary Gazette," Izvestia ".
. Author transfers of more than 30 pieces for the theater, including "Sweet Bird of Youth", "kingdom on earth," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams, "Circle", "faithful wife" Somerset Maugham, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Edward Albee and others