Born May 13, 1944 in g. Krasnovodsk Belorussian SSR, Kazakh. Father - Kazakh, mother - Tatar, stepfather - Russian.
. Since 1964 lives in the Kemerovo region, in 1964 -73 worked on the railway - on duty at the station Mundybash, Senior Assistant Chief, the station Mundybash.
. He graduated from college Tikhoretsky rail, . then in absentia in 1973 - Novosibirsk Institute of Railway Engineers, . Specialty education - "a railway engineer on the operation of the railways", . 1988 - Academy of Social Sciences under the CPSU Central Committee,
. Doctor of Political Sciences.
In 1964, for reasons of euphony, changed his name and patronymic of Aman Gumirovich.
Since 1973 - Head of the station Mezhdurechensk West-Siberian railway. From 1978 to 1985 - deputy head, then - head of Novokuznetsk Branch of Kemerovo Railway.
. In 1985 - 88 - Head of the Department of Transport and Communications of the Kemerovo regional committee of the CPSU.
. In 1988 became head of the Kemerovo Railway.
. In 1990 he was elected people's deputy of the RSFSR.
. In June 1991, declared his candidacy for President of the RSFSR
. Took 4 th place.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. In April 1994 he was elected deputy and chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Kemerovo region.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma, but declined to mandate in order to remain chairman of the Kemerovo Council and, accordingly, a deputy of the Federation Council.
. 22 August 1996 was appointed Minister for the CIS.
. Since February 1997 - Representative of Russia to the Executive Committee of the Community of Russia and Belarus.
. July 1, 1997 dismissed the Minister in connection with the transfer to another job
. He was appointed head of the Kemerovo regional administration.
. October 19, 1997 was elected governor of the Kemerovo region.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. In the election of the President of Russia March 26, 2000 took 4 th place out of 11.
. June 8, 2000 was expelled from the People's Patriotic Union of Russia (PPAR) decision of the Coordinating Council of PPAR.
. Author of the book "How to live on?" (1993).
. He is fond of skiing
. Favorite food - home-made dumplings.
Married, two sons. Wife - Elvira Feodorovna. The eldest son Dmitri is engaged in business. Younger son Andrew died May 10, 1998 in a car accident.