Born January 14, 1942 in the village of Berezovka Tamalinskogo district of Penza region, Russian.
. He graduated from the Penza Civil Engineering Institute, specializing in Industrial and Civil Construction "(1959 - 64), Saratov Higher Party School (1985).
. From April to August 1964 - a carpenter, then a master of SMU-18 Penza trust "Promstroy."
. From 1964 to 1966 he served in the army.
. Since 1966 he worked in the Saratov construction and installation management of the trust "Glavprivolzhskstroy" at various positions
. Since 1972 - Head of SMU.
. Since 1980 - at the party work.
. In 1984 - 89 - Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.
. March 18, 1990 was elected a deputy of the RSFSR and the deputy of the Kirov Regional Council.
. 11 December 1991 was appointed head of the administration of the Kirov region.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. From January to October 1996 - Member of the Federation Council's position.
. October 6, 1996 unsuccessfully ran for the post of governor of the Kirov region.
. Since March 1, 1997 - State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Natural Resources.
. October 18, 1998 was elected to the State Duma on the by-election.
. He was awarded the Medal of Honor (May 2, 1996).