Born February 23, 1963 in g. Ordzhonikidze (now Vladikavkaz), North Ossetia.
In 1986 he graduated from the Faculty of History of the North-Ossetian State University, in 1991 - post-graduate Institute of History of the USSR. Candidate of historical sciences.
From 1985 to 1986 - high school history teacher in Ordzhonikidze б? 5. In 1986 - 88 - Fellow of the Institute of Humanitarian Studies in Ordzhonikidze. From 1991 to 1992 - Senior Research Fellow of the Institute.
. From 1992 to 1994 - deputy chief of information-analytical department of the newspaper "Russia's Vesti.
. In 1994 - 95 - Head of international department of the magazine Ogonyok.
. Since 1995 - head of the department "of" the newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta (NG)
. Leading regular column NG "Nation".
Since 1997 - Head of the Information Agency "NEGA" in "Nezavisimaya Gazeta". Member of Editorial NG.
Since November 1997 - Executive Editor of a monthly supplement to Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Commonwealth NG ". Member of the Editorial Board of the application.
. Since August 1998 - deputy editor of Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
. He was awarded a decoration "For services in the Border Guard" II degree (May 1997).