Born May 27, 1953 in g. Novosibirsk.
In 1974 graduated with honors from the Novosibirsk Institute of National Economy on the specialty "economist". In 1978 he graduated from the graduate school Novosibirsk State University. Ph.D. in Economics.
. In 1978 - 81 he taught political economy at the Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk Institute of National Economy.
. From 1981 to 1991 he worked in positions of power of the Novosibirsk region in positions of chief of the Regional Planning Commission to Deputy Chief of Economic Planning.
. In 1991 - 93 - Deputy, First Deputy Mayor, Mr.
. In 1993 he was appointed head of the administration of Novosibirsk.
. In 1994 he was elected chairman of the Municipal Assembly of Novosibirsk.
. In 1994 - 95 - President of the Association of Siberian and Far Eastern cities (ASDG).
. In March 1996, elected mayor of Novosibirsk.
. Since May 1997 - member of the local government in Russia.
. Since November 1998 - member of the local government under the President of Russia.
. January 9, 2000 elected head of the administration of Novosibirsk region.
. A Member of the Federation Council were recognized Feb. 16, 2000.
. Vice-President of the Union of Russian cities.
. He is married and has two children and a grandson (1996)
. Brother, wife and daughter - the doctors, the son is studying in medical school.