Born March 26, 1938 in g. Dyat'kovo the Bryansk region in the family of the railway, Russian.
. In 1958 he graduated from the Dyatkovo industrial college, graduated from the journalism department of the Higher Party School of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1976.
. From 1958 - master of the change in the glass factory.
. He served in the Army
. After demobilization he worked adjuster, and then as a technologist in a private enterprise.
Later - a member of town committees Komsomol, Communist Party, Mr.. Dyatkovo, the editorial staff of the regional newspaper.
. Worked in the editorial board of the regional newspaper "Bryansk worker.
. In 1984 - 87 - Worker Party Committee, then - TASS correspondent in the Bryansk region and Bryansk.
. In 1990 elected people's deputy of RSFSR.
. In April 1993 he was elected Head of Administration of the Bryansk region.
. Member events 3 - 4 October 1993 in Moscow
. Was in the White House.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma.
. In the 1996 presidential election was a confidant of Gennady Zyuganov in the Bryansk region.
. 8 December 1996 was elected Governor of the Bryansk region.
. Since 1999 protege of the Bryansk Company LLC Fiesta, which produces alcohol
. Summer of 1999 head of the Tax Inspectorate of Tatiana Dementova was arrested after attempting to routine testing "Fiesta". It was released after three months without charge.
He has state awards.
Married. He has a son and a daughter.