Born August 27, 1948, Russian.
. In 1974 he graduated from Zaporozhye Machine-Building Institute.
. In 1974 - 80 - master, senior master, foreman, head of the Magadan repair-mechanical plant.
. In 1980 - 83 - deputy director of the Magadan woodworking plant.
. In 1983 - 86 - deputy director, director of enterprise Magadannerud.
. From 1986 to 1994 - General Director of JSC "Magadannerud.
. In 1990 the KGB initiated a criminal case against the smuggling of industrial joint venture "Spark", whose director was Tsvetkov
. April 17, 1991 the case was dismissed "for lack of evidence."
12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
December 17, 1995 elected to the State Duma.
3 November 1996 was elected governor of the Magadan region. In January 1997, received the credentials of a member of the Federation Council.
Married, one child.