Born April 28, 1940 in the village Monastyrok Zhytomyr region into a peasant family. Ukrainian.
Graduated Kachevskaya River College. Worked on an operational basis shipyard.
. In 1962 - 65 served in the army.
. In 1965 - 70 studied at the Volgograd Agricultural Institute, hydraulic engineer.
. From 1970 he worked in the Ministry of Land Reclamation and Water Economy of the USSR in the Kuibyshev region
. Started in the superintendent's office.
. Since December 1987 - head of design and construction association Kuybyshevvodstroy "later - Chairman of the rental business" Samaravodstroy, CEO of investment and construction company Samaravodstroy.
. Elected a deputy of the Kuibyshev Regional Council of People's Deputies.
. March 27, 1994 was elected to the Samara Regional Duma
. On July 4, 1994 - Chairman of the Samara Regional Duma.
In January 1996 became a member of the Federation Council's position.
December 7, 1997 re-elected in the Samara Regional Duma. Elected Chairman of the Duma of the second convocation.
A Member of the Federation Council confirmed on Dec. 24, 1997.
Married with a son and daughter. My wife works in the Planning Institute.