Born November 3, 1948 in Moscow in the family of a serviceman.
From 1950 to 1963 lived in East Germany, where he served his father.
He graduated from the Economics Institute of Uzbek SSR.
In 1983, a postgraduate of the Institute of Economics and the construction of the USSR State Construction Committee. Doctor of Economic Sciences.
. As deputy director of the Institute, met with Boris Yeltsin, at that time occupied the post of First Deputy Chairman of the USSR State Construction Committee.
. In 1988 - Senior Researcher, Institute of Economics Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
. Since 1998 - the economic commentator of the "Komsomolskaya Pravda"
. Published an interview with Boris Yeltsin to be removed from the post of Secretary of Moscow City Communist Party.
From 1990 - expert of the President of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR on the information.
From July 1991 until February 1992 - Press Secretary of President of the RSFSR B. N. Yeltsin.
. During the events of August 1991 was in the White House, holding a press conference the President of the RSFSR.
. In 1992 - a political columnist for the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
. In 1992 - Co-Chair of the international organization "Democracy: the new century."
. From April 1993 - a political columnist for the New daily newspaper ( "neg")
. President of journalistic associations "fourth estate", engaged in journalistic activities.
. After one of the publications in the "neg" on "technical re-equipment" of the Security Service of the President of Russia, Paul Voschanov
was beaten by "unknown persons".
. Since 1997 - a political commentator weekly "Business Tuesday", a member of the editorial board of the newspaper "Tribuna".
. In May 1999 he was appointed Director General of Radio-1 ".