Born February 12, 1944 in g. Segezha Karelian ASSR. Parents come from the Kursk region (in 1931 were dekulakized and sent to the Lithuanian SSR).
In 1967 he graduated from Syzran Higher Military Aviation School for Pilots. By specialty helicopter pilot. In 1975 he graduated from the Military-Political Academy. V. I. Lenin. In 1983 he graduated from the adjunction under the Air Force Academy. YU. A. Gagarin. Candidate of historical sciences.
In 1967 - 71 - Instructor Syzran Higher Military Aviation School.
In 1975 - 80 - director of policy, separate helicopter regiment of. V. I. Lenin's Far East military district.
. In 1983 - 86 - Deputy Head of the Department of Party-political work of the Kurgan senior political and military aviation school.
. In 1986 - 88 - officer of the political management of the Air Forces of the USSR.
. From 1988 to 1990 - Head of Political Department of the Saratov Higher Military Aviation School.
. In 1990 - 92 - Head of Kurgan senior political and military aviation school.
. In 1992 - 93 - Head of Kurgan military aviation technical school.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the new State Duma.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Major General Aviation
. Military Pilot grade 1.
He was awarded the Order "For Service to Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" III degree.
Widower. Has two daughters.