Born September 30, 1942 in the village Vorobiev Buturlinovskogo district of Voronezh region, Russian.
. He graduated from the College of Railway Transport in Voronezh (1960), then on the job received a higher education: in 1964 he graduated from the Voronezh Polytechnic Institute specializing in "Production".
. In 1964 - 66 - the driver of the locomotive factory PO Box 389 (Voronezh), in 1966 - 72 - master, senior master of the factory of heavy excavators
. Comintern, in 1972 - 77 - Senior Master Locomotive Works of. Dzerzhinsky.
In 1977 - 80 - master of plot, engineer, design engineer, head of procurement, senior master of the mechanical plant б? 6, d. Voronezh.
In 1980 - Senior Engineer Manager software forging equipment they. Kalinin.
In 1980 - 87 - deputy chief of department, head of logistics software for the production of heavy excavators. Comintern.
. Since 1987 - deputy director general from 1988 - general director of producing heavy mechanical presses "Voronezhtyazhmehpress.
. In March 1990, was elected deputy of the RSFSR and the Voronezh City Council.
. In August 1991, was elected chairman of the Voronezh Mayor.
. April 11, 1992 was appointed head of the Voronezh Region Administration.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council.
. In 1995 headed the regional headquarters of the movement "Our Home - Russia".
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council's position.
. September 18, 1996 dismissed as head of administration of Voronezh region
. Since 18 September 1996 to December 18, 1997 - Representative of the President of the Republic of North Ossetia - Alania and the Republic of Ingushetia.
In January 1999 he was appointed trade representative of Russia in Ukraine.
Married. Has a son.