Born April 23, 1956 in the village of Cordon of the Perm region in a working class family, descendants of the peasants, and Russian.
. In 1983 he graduated from the Stavropol Polytechnical Institute specializing in "Mechanical Engineer", . 1989 graduated with honors from the Rostov Higher Party School of the Central Committee, specializing in a specialist public and party building, . professor of scientific communism. ",
. In 1973 - 83 - locksmith Nevinnomysskaya production association "Nitrogen".
. Since 1974 he served in the Navy on a submarine.
. After service he returned to the plant.
. Since 1984 - at the party work.
. Since 1991 - Chief Engineer, Deputy Head of Public Utilities, Mr.
. In 1994 - 95 - the assistant deputy of the State Duma of the Stavropol Territory.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma of the second convocation.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma's international affairs.
He is married and has two sons.
Fluent in German language with a dictionary.
Hobbies: photography and filming, stamps, old coins, carpentry. Likes to read and attend to nature.