Born March 17, 1963 in Arkhangelsk, Russian.
In 1984 graduated with honors from Civil Engineering in Pskov in 1991, also with honors - the historical department of Moscow State University (MSU) of. M. V. University. It was only on the course Leninist Scholar. In 1994 - 96 studied at the graduate history faculty of Moscow State University. Thesis defended.
A worker at the plant electrical porcelain in g. Great Luke Pskov region. In 1984 - 86 - Senior Technician Velikolukskogo branch of the Institute "Pskovgrazhdanproekt.
. In 1990 was elected deputy of the Moscow City Council.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma.
. December 17, 1995 elected the new State Duma.
. In 1996 was included in the "shadow cabinet" Liberal Democratic Party as a "shadow deputy minister of finance.
. A trustee
. Zhirinovsky in the 1996 presidential election.
. 3 November 1996 was elected Head of Administration of the Pskov region.
. December 4, 1996 received membership in the Federation Council.
. In 1999, out of the Liberal Democratic Party.
. In February 2000, headed the Pskov regional branch movement "Unity".
. Speaks conversational English
. Likes to read.
He is married and has a son.