Born May 4, 1963 in Moscow in a family of geologists, Russian.
In 1984 graduated with honors from the general economic department of the Moscow Institute of National Economy (MINKh) they. G. V. Plekhanov, specializing in economics, economic planning.
. In 1986 - 88 - post-graduate Institute of Economics Academy of Sciences.
. In 1985 - 86 passed compulsory military service.
. In 1989 - 90 - Junior Researcher, Researcher, Institute of Economics, an expert planning and budget commission of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Researcher, Institute of Economics Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
. Since 1990 - Member of the State Commission on Economic Reform of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR
. One of the authors of "500 days".
. In January 1991, was one of the founders of the Center for Economic and Political Studies (Epicenter).
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. From January 1994 to December 1995 - Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and finance.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the new State Duma
. Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Budget, Taxes, Banks and finance.
. Since 1997 - Member of the Board of Directors of the Savings Bank of Russia.
. On November 20, 1997 to 18 May 1999 - Minister of Finance of Russia.
. May 5, 1998 was included in the composition of the Presidium of the RF Government.
. Since May 1998 - Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sberbank of Russia.
. On 28 January 1998 to June 14, 1999 - Security Council member Russia.
. Since 6 April 1999 - Deputy Governor of Russia in the International Monetary Fund.
. On May 25, 1999 - First Deputy Chairman of RF Government.
. From May 31 to September 2, 1999 - the special presidential representative for relations with international financial organizations in the rank of First Deputy Chairman of RF Government.
. Since October 1999 - Adviser to the President of RF Sberbank Andrew Kazmina.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Keen faleristics (collecting badges with coats of arms of cities)
. It is the first class on cross country skis, plays football, goes to the canoe.
Married. His wife Natalya works as an editor in the journal "Echo of the planet" (the wife Zadornov
over 12 years and was his school teacher). Daughter Anna.