Born May 9, 1958 in the village Chedino Mariinsko Posad district of Chuvashia in the family of lawyers, Chuvash.
. In 1980 he graduated from the Faculty of Law, Kazan State University.
. From 1980 to 1982 he worked as an assistant in the Chuvash State University (CSU)
. In 1985, a postgraduate of the Institute of State and Law of the USSR. Candidate of Legal Sciences.
. In 1985 - 89 - senior lecturer in scientific communism CSU.
. Has the title of State Counselor of Justice.
. In 1989 was elected deputy of the USSR.
. In July 1990 he was appointed Minister of Justice.
. Since 1992, Fedorov was chairman of the Commission on the Rehabilitation of Repressed Peoples, Karachay-Cherkessia and deputy chairman of the interregional committee of the Security Council in the North Caucasus.
. Some worked columnist of the "General newspaper.
. In 1993, became chairman of the Moscow City Bar Association.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma.
. 26 December 1993 was elected President of the Chuvash Republic
. February 4, 1994 resigned in connection with the parliamentary authority.
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council.
. Since 1994 - Member of the Party of Beer Lovers with the title of "adviser".
. He has published over 100 works on legal policy, economy, freedom, democracy and self-government.
. Years of training and karate, oriental types of martial arts, swimming, mountain and water skiing.
. His native languages are considered equally Russian and Chuvash, German language.
. He has a son (1984) and daughter (1989).