Born February 28, 1955 in g. Frankfurt an der Oder (GDR).
. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineers specialty "Engineer of Railways" (1973 - 78), the Academy of National Economy (ANE) with the Council of Ministers of the USSR, specializing in leading specialist management "(1992).
. After graduation and military service (1978 - 80) from 1980 worked as a senior foreman of the SU-4 Glavmosstroy.
. In 1981 - 86 - Chief Specialist, Head of Department, then Deputy Chief Glavsnaba Minplodoovoschhoza RSFSR.
. In 1986 he was appointed Deputy Chief of the production and distribution of packaging Gosagroprom RSFSR.
. Also in 1986 was appointed Deputy Director General of Agro-Industrial Complex "Moscow".
. At the end of ANE in 1992 - 97 was the deputy head of administration Luberets district, Moscow region.
. Since 1997 Head of the Department of Economics, College of Agriculture Ministry of Russia.
. Since May 1998 - First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Russia.
. In early 1999, Gordeev
, was elected deputy chairman of the Agrarian Party of Russia Mikhail Lapshin.
. 19 August 1999 was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Food of Russia in the government
From 1 January to 7 May 2000 - and. about. Minister of Agriculture and Food of Russia. May 7, 2000 the Government. Putin resigned.
. May 19, 2000 was appointed Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Agriculture.
. Ph.D. in Economics.
. Awarded three medals.