Born June 26, 1947 in the village of Big Smenki Sonkovskogo district Kalinin region, Russian.
. Graduated from the Leningrad Forestry Academy.
. From 1963 to 1987 he worked at the Rybinsk furniture and woodworking combine "Freedom" in the positions of the working-carpenter to the director of the company.
. In 1987 went to administrative work
. He was Chairman of the Central Executive Committee, Mr.. Rybinsk, first deputy chairman of the Rybinsk Mayor.
. In March 1990, was elected deputy of the Yaroslavl Regional Soviet of People's Deputies and the People's deputy of Rybinsk City Council.
. From May 1990 to December 1991 - Chairman of the Executive Committee Rybinsk.
. 3 December 1991 and was appointed
. about. Head of Administration of the Yaroslavl region, and September 10, 1992 - Head of Administration.
. April 25, 1993 the by-election was elected a deputy of the RF.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. Since 1995 - President of the Interregional Association "Central Russia".
. December 17, 1995, was elected Head of Administration of the Yaroslavl region.
. In January of 1996 and the post became a member of the Federation Council.
. In September 1996, founded and headed the Public Provincial Council.
. On April 16, 1997 - Member of the Commission under the President of Russia on the interaction of federal executive bodies and bodies of state power of subjects of Russia during the constitutional and legal reform in the regions of Russia.
. Since September 1998 participated in the work of the Presidium of the RF Government.
. December 19, 1999 was re-elected head of the Administration of the Yaroslavl region.
. Trustee Vladimir Putin in the Yaroslavl region in the presidential election of 2000.