Born April 22, 1970 in Moscow into a family of artists.
In 1992 he graduated with honors in history from Moscow State University (MSU) of. M. V. University. Was studying in Vienna University of Economics (Austria), specializing in credit business, reliability analysis of enterprises'. Master of Philosophy, University of Vienna (1994).
. After graduation, he worked the executive secretary of the Association of Alumni of the historical faculty of Moscow State University.
. In 1995, unsuccessfully ran for the State Duma of the second convocation.
. From June 1996 to January 1997 he worked in the position attache the 1 st Department of the CIS Foreign Ministry of Russia.
. From November 1998 to January 1999 - Director of the Fairgrounds German concern "Schaefer Systems International, UNT.
. From May to October 1999 was an adviser to Yevgeny Mikhailov, head of administration of the Pskov region.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Entered into the Unity faction
. Member of the State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes.