Born April 18, 1963 in g. Olonets (Republic of Karelia).
In 1989 graduated from the evening department of building faculty of the Petrozavodsk State University, specializing in mechanical engineer forest industries. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of International Law and Economics.
In 1980 - 86 - milling Onega tractor plant (r. Petrozavodsk).
From 1986 to 1990 - at the Komsomol.
From 1991 to 1994 - President of the Publishing Agency "Solomon" (d. Petrozavodsk), from 1994 to 1998 - President LLP Pryazhinskoye house.
In 1998 - Director for the economy as "Building and finishing materials.
In April 1998, was elected to the House of the Republic (PR) of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia. Run for the deputy chairman of the PR, but lost.
Since the beginning of 1999 - the leader of the Karelian regional branch of the motion. Kiriyenko "New force".
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. He is married and has one daughter.