Born July 24, 1942 in the village Shekpeere Barun-Hemgukskogo district Tuva People's Republic. Tuvinets.
. Since 1962 - carpenter Kyzyl-Mazhalykskogo SMU "Selstroy.
. In 1962 - 65 served in the army.
. Since 1965 - carpenter, concrete worker, construction administration "Tuvaasbstroy", in 1966 directed the district Komsomol committee in the Ak-Dovurakskuyu б? 2 school physical education teachers.
. In 1971 he graduated from the Moscow Agricultural Academy
. K. A. Timiryazeva. From 1971 - economist, since 1976 - the director of the farm "Shekpeer.
. In 1980 he was elected Chairman of the Barun-Hemgukskogo District Council of People's Deputies.
. Since 1983 - at the party work.
. In 1985 he graduated from the Novosibirsk Higher Party School.
. Since December 1986 - at the party work.
. In 1990 elected people's deputy of RSFSR.
. Elected deputy of the Supreme Council of the Tuva ASSR three convocations.
. April 1990 - Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Tuva ASSR.
. March 15, 1992 elected President of the Republic of Tyva.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Council of Federation of the first convocation.
. In January of 1996 and the post went to the Federation Council of the second convocation.
. In 1997 was re-elected president - the head of the Government of the Republic of Tyva.
. Married with five children.