Born May 9, 1962 in g. Rostov-na-Donu.
In 1984 graduated from the Law Faculty of Law, Rostov State University. Candidate of Legal Sciences, Associate Professor Law Faculty RSU.
. Since 1988, published in the national press on the topic of government and political reform.
. In 1991 - 92 was a member of trade union RMT.
. In December 1993, unsuccessfully ran for the State Duma of the first convocation.
. In April 1994, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Rostov region of the first convocation, then - Chairman of the Committee on Local Government Legislative Assembly.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma of the second convocation
. He was a member of the State Duma Committee on Property, Privatization and economic activity.
19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
He went into the parliamentary faction "Yabloko". On January 28, 2000 - Member of the State Duma Committee on Property, 9 February 2000 was elected Vice-Chairman of the Committee.
. Favorite sport - soccer.