Born April 12, 1949 in g. Chudovo in the Novgorod region in a family of workers. Russian.
In 1978 he graduated from Kharkov Law Institute.
Since 1966 he worked as an electrician at SUKHONSKY pulp and paper mill (r. Sokol Vologda reg.).
. In 1968 - 70 he served in the army.
. In 1970 - 73 - electrician at SUKHONSKY pulp and paper mill.
. From 1973 - Chief Engineer Sokolsky grain-enterprise.
. In 1977 - 89 - Sokolskaya inter-district prosecutor's office investigator, the prosecutor Vashkinskogo district prosecutor Babaevo Vologda region.
. In October, 1989 - April 1990 - first secretary Babayevsky District Party Committee.
. In 1990 was elected to the Vologda Oblast Council of People's Deputies, deputy chairman of the Regional Council
. November 28, 1991 elected chairman of the Vologda Regional Council.
. In December 1993, unsuccessfully ran for the deputies of the Federation Council.
. March 20, 1994 was elected to the Vologda Oblast Duma.
. From 1996 until the post is part of the Federation Council.
. March 22, 1998 as a result of the second rotary election was re-elected, and then - Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Vologda region.
. In January 2000, was reelected chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Vologda region.
. A Member of the Federation Council were confirmed on Feb. 16, 2000.
. Military rank - a senior lieutenant in the reserve.
. He has a son, daughter and grandchildren.