Born July 13, 1959 in a. Vozdvizhenka Apanasenkovskij district of the Stavropol Territory in the family farmers, Russian.
. In 1981 he graduated from the Faculty of Agricultural Mechanization of the Kuban Agricultural Institute (KSHI), specializing in mechanical engineer, in 1993 - Rossiyskuyu Academy of Management
. Attorney-Advisor (Expert) on state and municipal government.
. In 1971 - 75 - Assistant to the combiner at the farm "Red Manich" Turkmen district of the Stavropol Territory.
. In 1976 - 81 - combine in the educational sector KSHI "Berezan (Korenovskii district of Krasnodar Krai).
. In 1981 - 82 - engineer-technologist at the factory "Saturn" (r
Since 1982 - at the Komsomol.
In 1985 he was a member of the regional committee of the national control. In 1985 - 87 - Member of the Presidium of the Stavropol regional council of trade unions.
. He was a member of the District Party Committee, member of the Regional Committee of the CPSU.
. In 1990 - 94 - Member of the Stavropol Regional Council of People's Deputies.
. In 1994 - 96 - a senior lecturer in public law disciplines Stavropol Law University and also a senior lecturer in law Stavropol State Pedagogical University.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma.
. Assistant deputy was Andrei Razin - manager-lead singer of "Tender May".
. 17 November 1996 was elected governor of the Stavropol Territory.
. Military rank - captain of the reserve.
. He is fond of sports
. Twice champion edges medalist championship of Russia on military-applied all-round.
He was awarded the medal "For Distinction in Protection of State Border" (1998) and the Order of Friendship (2000).
Married. His wife Vera, daughter of Catherine (22 April 1984).