Born November 26, 1945 in the Kurgan region, Russian. Father - a school teacher, mother - a librarian.
. He graduated from the Ural Polytechnic Institute in 1972, specializing in radio engineer.
. After graduation he stayed on as a research lab dealing with the problems of television for educational purposes.
. In 1975 he was invited to work in the USSR State Security Committee
. He graduated from the High School of the KGB.
In 1982 - 85 - Head of municipal department of the KGB in Sverdlovsk-44, Head and Deputy Head of the Regional Directorate of the KGB. He was elected a deputy of the City Council.
. Since 1985 - Head of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Directorate of the KGB, the deputy of the regional Council.
. In 1988 was included in the panel of the KGB.
. Resigned from the KGB in December 1991.
. In late 1991, became CEO of the Association for the Protection of national security "homeland", then renamed the Agency's economic security "gaze."
. He was director of the department of JSC "Group" Bridge ".
. In 1995 was elected to the State Duma.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Major General, retired.
. Member of the Academy of Social Sciences, corresponding member of the International Academy of Informatization.
. Awarded the Order of the Red Star and several medals of the USSR.
. Wife Alevtina Ivanovna, the first profession - Radio Engineer
. Has two sons and a grandson.