Born January 5, 1958 in g. Abakan, Khakassia USDA. Russian.
In 1979 he graduated from the Novosibirsk Higher Military-Political Academy and in 1989 - Military-Political Academy. V. I. Lenin.
. In 1979 - 82 - deputy company commander for political affairs, in 1982 - 84 - deputy commander of a separate battalion for political affairs in Southern Group of Forces.
. In 1984 - 85 - deputy commander of the training division for political affairs in the Carpathian Military District.
. In 1989 - 91 - deputy commander of a military unit for political affairs.
. From November 1991 - Chairman Viazemsky District Council.
. March 31, 1994 elected as Chairman of Khabarovsk Krai Duma
. Since 1995 - Head of Parliamentary Association "Far East and Transbaikalia".
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council.
. December 7, 1997 was reelected, and then - President of the Legislative Duma of Khabarovsk Krai.
. A Member of the Federation Council confirmed on Dec. 24, 1997.
. On May 20, 1998 - Deputy Representative of Russia in the Chamber of Regions of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe.
. He has a son and a daughter.