Born August 15, 1946 in g. Ufa.
In 1968 he graduated from the Kurgan Machine Building Institute.
In 1969, drafted into the army with the rank of lieutenant, in 1971, was enrolled in the regular officer corps has. Military service began with the post of deputy commander of a tank company in the technical part.
Graduated from the Academy of Armored Forces. R. YA. Malinowski and with distinction - the Military Academy of the General Staff.
. He served as chief of staff - the commander of a tank regiment, the chief of staff - the commander of a tank division, first deputy commander of the army.
. From August 1993 to February 1995 - Deputy Head of the Main Operations Directorate (SEI) of the General Staff, First Deputy Chief of HOAs.
. Since February 1995 - Commander of the North Caucasian Military District (SCWO).
. In December 1994, headed the group of federal troops in Chechnya
. He was one of the organizers and commanders of the failed assault on Grozny on Jan. 1, 1995.
In May 1997 he was appointed and. about. Chief of General Staff - First Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia.
. 19 June 1997 was appointed chief of General Staff - First Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia.
. July 14, 1997 became a member of the Interdepartmental Commission for the Protection of State Secrets.
. Since May 1998 - Member of the State Commission for Military Construction.
. 9 August 1999 in Dagestan Kvashnin
was assassinated - Chief of General Staff of the helicopter was fired upon, but by happy coincidence Kvashnin
was not injured.
. Army General.
. March 6, 2000 awarded the title of honorary citizen of Makhachkala.
. He was awarded the Order "For Service to Motherland in the USSR Armed Forces.
. He is married and has two sons.