Born July 24, 1948 in g. Pinsk, Brest region Byelorussia. Father - Belarusian, mother - a Cossack from the Upper Don.
In 1971 he graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Water Transport Engineers, specializing in mechanical engineer ". In 1984 he graduated from the Higher Party School. In 1988 - 90 correspondence courses at the Academy of National Economy under the USSR Council of Ministers.
Upon graduation he was sent to the distribution in g. Rostov-na-Donu, where he began work as a skilled repair and maintenance base "Red Fleet". In 1972 - 73 served in the Army. From 1973 to 1979 he worked at the "Red Fleet" head of production in 1979 - 80 - chief engineer.
In 1980 - 83 - 2 nd District Party Committee Secretary of the Proletarian in Rostov-na-Donu. Since 1983 - chief engineer of the Volga-Don shipping company. In 1985 he was elected 1 st Secretary Proletarian District Party Committee.
Elected deputy of city and regional councils. In 1989 he was elected chairman of the Rostov municipal executive committee.
. In 1990 he was elected a deputy, and then - the chairman of the Rostov City Council.
. April 22, 1990 during the re-election was elected to the regional council, and then - a member of the Rostov regional administration.
. 8 October 1991 was appointed head of the administration of Rostov region.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council of the second convocation of the post.
. September 29, 1996 was elected governor of Rostov region.
. A Member of the Federation Council confirmed on Nov. 13, 1996.
. Daughter and son-in - students.