Born November 11, 1938 in d. Novo Osorgin Kamyshlinskogo area Kuibyshev region into a peasant family, Russian.
In 1961 he graduated from the Ulyanovsk Agricultural Institute. In 1974 he graduated from the Higher Party School Correspondence (ZVPSH).
. In 1961 worked as head of veterinary bacteriological laboratory in the Ulyanovsk region, served in the army.
. He was the Komsomol, then - on party work.
. In 1987 - 90 - Chairman of the Ulyanovsk Oblast Executive Committee and member of the Regional Committee of the CPSU.
. March 4, 1990 was elected deputy of the Ulyanovsk Regional Council and People's Deputies.
. April 1990 - Chairman of the Ulyanovsk Regional Council and the first secretary of the Ulyanovsk Regional Committee of the CPSU.
. In July 1990 - Delegate XXVIII Congress of the CPSU, was elected a member of the CPSU Central Committee.
. In January 1992 he was appointed head of administration of the Ulyanovsk region.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council's position.
. December 22, 1996 elected the head of administration of the Ulyanovsk region.
. December 24, 2000 in the gubernatorial race lost to General Vladimir plaintiff.
. He has state awards.
. He is married and has two sons and a grandson
. The eldest son - Member of the Legislative Assembly, headed by the JSC "Food."