Born March 15, 1942 in a. Nosov Berezhany Raion in a peasant family, Ukrainian. The eldest of four children in the family.
. He graduated from the Lviv kinotehnikum.
. He served in the Army.
. In 1970 he graduated from the Lviv Polytechnic Institute, specializing in electrical and mechanical engineer. "
. In 1970 - 88 - engineer, chief engineer, manager of the trust "Surgutgazstroy" Tyumen region.
. Since 1981 - deputy chairman of the executive committee of the Surgut
. Since 1988 - Chairman of the Executive Committee of Surgut.
In April 1990, was elected to the Tyumen Regional Council. In May 1990, elected Chairman of the Executive Committee.
. In October 1991 became the first deputy chief of staff.
. February 20, 1993 appointed head of the regional administration.
. The summer of 1993 did not sign the draft Constitution, the president, as it has provided within the Tyumen region, Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets region of law, comparable to most human rights.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council's position.
. January 12, 1997, was elected Head of Administration of the Tyumen region.
. Honored Builder of Russia (1999)
. He was awarded a medal.
Married. Wife - Galina Andreyevna. Son Andrew, daughter Anna (student of MSU in 1997).