Born April 8, 1950 in the village of Krasnaya Jaruga Belgorod region into a peasant family.
In 1969 he graduated from college Starooskol'skii exploration in the technical-geophysicist, in 1976 - Agricultural Academy. K. A. Timiryazeva specialty "scientist Agronomist". Also graduated from the Rostov Higher Party School.
. In 1976 - 78 - the chief agronomist of the collective farm.
. In 1979 - 83 - Director of the farm.
. In 1983 - 85 - Head Rakityanskaya selhozupravleniya.
. Since 1985 - on party work.
. In 1989 - 90 - deputy chairman of the Belgorod oblast executive committee.
. In 1991 - 93 - Deputy Chief of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia.
. On October 11, 1993 and was appointed
. about. Head of Administration, and December 18, 1993 - head of administration of the Belgorod region.
. December 17, 1995 elected head of administration of the Belgorod region.
. In January 1996, entered the Council of Federation of the second convocation of the post.
. On May 20, 1998 - Deputy Representative of Russia in the Chamber of Regions of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe.
. In May 1999, elected governor of the Belgorod region.
. He was awarded the Medal of Honor (1996), "For Service to the Fatherland" IV degree (2000).
. His wife - the leading specialist of the Ministry of Agriculture. Has two daughters: one Timiryazev graduated from the academy, the other - to school.
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. S. Savchenko - head of administration of the Belgorod region. Official site.