Born February 26, 1938 in g. Tbilisi, Russian.
In 1960 he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute named C. Ordzhonikidze.
Worked as an engineer, then a forester in Karelia and Moscow. Since the late 60-ies - the correspondent of the Literary Gazette. He has worked in Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Cambodia, Angola, Ethiopia and other "hot spots". From the first sketches of developments in the Sino-Soviet during the Soviet-Chinese conflict in March 1969.
. In 1971 published his first artistic and journalistic books: "I walk in my path" (foreword by Yuri Trifonov wrote) and "Letters on the village"
. In 1972 was admitted to the Union of Soviet Writers.
. Written by more than 30 stories, novels and collections of journalistic articles.
. In 1989 - 90 - Editor in Chief, "Soviet Literature.
. Since December 1990 - Chief editor of "The Day".
. In 1991, during the presidential elections of the RSFSR, was a confidant of General Albert Makashov.
. August 19, 1991 Emergency Committee supported the action.
. The summer of 1992 created a movement of "Day" - association of newspaper readers.
. October 4, 1993 the newspaper "Day" has been closed
. However, in November the same year son Alexander Prokhanov
Khudorozhkov registered newspaper "Tomorrow", whose editor was Prokhanov
. In the 1996 presidential election supported the candidacy of Gennady Zyuganov.
. In 1997, became one of the founders of the Patriotic Information Agency (RIA).
. December 15, 1997 at Prokhanov
. Unknown at the door of the house Prokhanov
hit him on the head with brass knuckles. Prokhanov
March 1, 1999 was beaten near his home by two unknown.
He is fond of drawing in the style of Russian lubok and primitivism. Likes late Mayakovsky. Collecting butterflies. He loves exotic dishes such as fried butterflies and locusts (locusts) with honey.
He was awarded with the USSR.
Married. Three children (two sons and a daughter), grandson. The son of Basil - photographer of the newspaper "Tomorrow."