Born September 15, 1951 in a. Kosorzha Schigrovskogo Kursk region, Russian.
In 1974 he graduated from the Kharkov Institute of Engineers of Railway Transport named. S. M. Kirov, specializing in mechanical engineer. "
. Since 1968 - working Kshenskogo sugar factory.
. In 1976 - 79 was on the election Komsomol work in Kursk and Kursk region.
. In 1991 - 92 - Chairman Schigrovskogo District Council of People's Deputies, then - the chairman of the executive committee of the Kursk Regional Council.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. December 17, 1995 was elected to the new composition of the State Duma.
. In the 1996 presidential election was a confidant of Gennady Zyuganov in the Kursk region.
. 29 December 1996 was elected to the Kursk Regional Duma of the second convocation.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense.
. Valentine's wife - a schoolteacher, teaching history, but also leads Pioneers. Children Igor and Olga, students (1996).