Born May 15, 1932 in g. Dobrush Gomel region in a family of teachers, and Russian.
Acted in kinofotoinstitut, but failed. In 1955 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. Worked as an automotive plant them. Likhachev (ZIL).
In 1969 he was transferred from ZIL in the CPSU Central Committee. Since 1983 - Assistant Economics General Secretary Yuri Andropov, in 1984 - Konstantin Chernenko. Since 1985 - head of the department of mechanical engineering of the Central Committee.
. From January 1989 - Chairman of the Special Management Committee of the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region.
. In spring 1989 he was elected deputy of the USSR.
. In the spring of 1990 he ran unsuccessfully for the deputies of the RSFSR.
. He was one of the founders of the Scientific-Industrial Union (NIS) of the USSR
. In June 1991, was elected president of NAPs of the USSR (since January 1992 - Russia Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs - RSPP).
. August 1991 - Deputy Head of the Committee on the operational management of the national economy.
. In May 1992, at his initiative was established All-Russia Union Update.
. In June 1992, was one of the founders of the bloc "Civil Union".
. The summer of 1993 began to prepare for the creation of "Industry Party" on the basis of RSPP and the "Updates".
. Since May 1995 - Deputy Chairman of Russia, United Industrial Party (Roppen).
. During the events in Mr.
. Budennovsk was in July 1995 appointed personal representative of the Prime Minister in. S. Chernomyrdin in talks to resolve the conflict in the Chechen republic, and then - deputy head of the government delegation.
Since March 1999 - Member of the Supervisory Board of Inkombank. Since September 1999 - Chairman of the committee of creditors Inkombank.
Member of the Editorial Board of "Business and Politics.
Winner of USSR State Prize.
Was the champion of Belarus in boxing. He is fond of reading fiction.
Wife Lyudmila Alexandrovna - Chemical Engineer. The son of Vladimir - physicist, daughter Galina - philosopher. Has three grandchildren.