Born April 3, 1947 in the village. Antonidovka Shirinsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian.
. He graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of the Kishinev State University, . in 1975 - Economics and Law Faculty of the Kaliningrad State University, . also graduated from the Institute of the RSFSR procuracy in Leningrad and the Institute of the USSR Prosecutor's Office in Moscow.,
. He worked as a fitter CAM-5-tank Kaliningradstroy "in 1968 - a correspondent in Kaliningrad television studio.
. From 1973 he worked in the Prosecutor's Office
. Was Mr. Investigator. Light Kaliningrad region, Investigator of the Leningrad region of Kaliningrad, a senior investigator of the regional prosecutor's office, from 1983 - the prosecutor of the Baltic region of Kaliningrad.
. In 1990 he was elected chairman of the Baltic Regional Council of People's Deputies.
. In 1992 he was appointed head of the administration of the Baltic region of Kaliningrad.
. March 27, 1994 was reelected, and April 26, 1994 - Chairman of the Kaliningrad Regional Duma.
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council's position.
. October 6, 1996 was reelected, and October 30, 1996 - Chairman of the Kaliningrad Regional Duma of the second convocation.
. A Member of the Federation Council confirmed on Nov. 13, 1996.
. Has two daughters.