Born January 11, 1945 in g. Poti (Georgia), Russian.
In 1970 he graduated from the Voronezh State Pedagogical Institute (VGPI), specializing in history teacher, social studies, Methodist pioneer work ". Doctor of historical sciences.
. In 1964 - 67 served in the Soviet Army.
. In 1968 - 69 - Chairman of the trade union committee of the Voronezh Pedagogical Institute.
. In 1969 - 76 was in the Komsomol.
. From 1976 to 1990 - in teaching in higher education institutions in Voronezh.
. From 1990 to 1991 - Secretary of the Voronezh Regional Committee of the CPSU.
. In 1991 - 93 - professor of Voronezh State Pedagogical Institute.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma of the second convocation.
. In the 1996 presidential election was a confidant of Gennady Zyuganov in the Voronezh region.
. May 2, 1997 declared a hunger strike in protest against delays in pension payments to residents of Voronezh
. For fast shot-room Junior Suite at the hotel, the state of his health saw a doctor.
19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
He is fond of sports. Deputy Chairman of the Voronezh Regional Federation of hockey.
Married. He has a son (1970) and daughter (1975).