Born in 1949 in the village of Iva Nizhnelomovskogo district of Penza Region.
. Graduated Alatyrskij Forestry College and Mari Polytechnic Institute, specializing in construction, road builder.
. He worked as head of PMK, then head of the Railway Executive Committee area.
. In 1990 he was elected people's deputy of Russia.
. In January 1994, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region.
. From 1988 to April 1998 was the head of the Railway Administration of Penza region.
. April 12, 1998, was elected Head of Administration of the Penza region
. He is also chairman of the regional government.
A Member of the Federation Council declared April 22, 1998.
Member of the Political Council EPR "Unity".
Awarded the Order of Merit to the Fatherland "IV degree (1999).
Married. All relatives, including his wife - entrepreneurs.