Born April 5, 1937 in g. Poltava Ukrainian SSR.
In 1959 he graduated from the philological faculty of Tashkent State University. Candidate Art.
. In 1959 - 60 - editor of the Tashkent TV in 1960 - 62 - senior editor of the Norilsk TV.
. From 1962 to 1965 - Fellow, Institute of Art in Tashkent.
. From 1965 to 1967 - correspondent of the newspaper "Soviet Culture" in Central Asia.
. In 1967 - 68 - correspondent of the magazine "journalist".
. In 1968 - 72 - Scientific editor of "Art".
. In 1972 - 75 - editor of the magazine "Journalist".
. From 1975 to 1989 worked as a senior fellow VNII cinema.
. In 1989 - 91 - Executive Secretary of the magazine "journalist".
. From 1991 to December 1994 - Director of the Sociological Service RGTRK Ostankino.
. In December 1994, leaving the RGTRK "Ostankino" in protest against the television network coverage of events in the Chechen Republic.
. Since 1995 - Director of the Sociological Service ORTV.
. Since June 1997 - Chief Adviser to the producer's NTV L
. Parfenova in sociology, in December - the Chief of the sociological analysis of the company "NTV-Holding, then - the first deputy general director ORTV on program policies.
. From May to November 1998 - director of information programs OAO Russia's public television. "
. Since 1995 - Consultant, Soros Foundation.
. Since 1995 - co-director of Russia Commission on Television and Radio.
. From 1993 to 1995 - Member of the editorial board of the weekly general newspaper
. Since 1995 - member of the guarantors of the "General newspaper.
Divorced. Has a son.