Born May 9, 1953 in the village of Novo-Spasskoe Tambov region in a family of geologists, Russian.
In 1977 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of National Economy (MINKh) named Mr.. V. Plekhanov. In 1985 - 86 studied the experience of organizing labor in the U.S.. Doctor of Economic Sciences.
. From 1982 to 1988 - Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the Krasnoyarsk State University (KSU), at the same time - the deputy director of the Krasnoyarsk Universal Commodity Stock Exchange from dealing in securities.
. From February 1992 to January 1993 - Deputy head of administration of the province, head of economic administration of the province
. From 28 January 1993rd. about. head of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
In 1993, elected head of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Held this post until April 1998.
. After becoming governor, the province ordered an evaluation for all officials and ordered all members of the administration to declare income, deposits in banks and property without the publication of these data, because it - "a godsend for thieves"
. In the region more expensive bread called "Zubovsky.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. From April 1998 - Professor of Economic Faculty, Krasnoyarsk State University.
. October 5, 1999 Zubov was charged with abuse of power and incriminated misuse of budgetary funds.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Awarded the Medal of Honor.
. The author of two monographs and 25 scientific works.
. Speaks English.
. He is fond of basketball, loves books of historical themes and domestic films.
. His wife, Evgenia Zubov - Candidate of economic sciences, associate professor at KSU. Daughter of Helen (1978), son Ivan (1991), grandson (2000).