Born November 3, 1954 in d. Novogorodka Ilan District, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian.
In 1976 he graduated from the Faculty of Krasnoyarsk University, specialty "Jurisprudence". Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor.
. In 1976 - 77 - graduated student of Tomsk University.
. In 1977 - 81 - post-graduate student of Tomsk University.
. In 1981 - 86 - Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor of Criminal Law Krasnoyarsk University.
. In 1986 - 88 is engaged in research at the Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
. M. Planck (Germany).
. In 1988 - 90 - Associate Professor of Criminal Law Krasnoyarsk University.
. In 1991 - 93 - senior fellow at the University of Krasnoyarsk.
. In 1993 - 95 - Head of Legal Department of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
. In 1993 was elected to the Council of Federation of the first convocation.
. Since 1995 - Deputy Governor of Krasnoyarsk Territory.
. 7 December 1997 was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk Krai.
. In January 1998, was elected chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk Krai.
. January 28, 1998 received membership in the Federation Council.
. On May 20, 1998 - Deputy Representative of Russia in the Chamber of Regions of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe.
. Is fluent in German.
. He is fond of tennis.
. Married, three children
. Wife Ludmila (1954) - Lawyer. Daughters of Mary (1977) and Alexander
(1992), son Artyom (1982).