Born December 17, 1953 in g. Orenburg.
In 1978 graduated from the historical department of the Orenburg State Pedagogical Institute. Ph.D. in Sociology.
Was a Komsomol activist. Participated in a clandestine anti-Soviet group, was arrested.
In 1995 - 96 - Director of the Center for Humanitarian Studies (z. Stavropol).
. From 1997 to 1998 - Director of the Center for Analytical Research Foundation support for legislative initiatives.
. In December 1995, unsuccessfully ran for the State Duma of the second convocation.
. In 1997 - 99 - deputy chairman of the Moscow city branch of the party Democratic Choice of Russia "(DDA).
. In 1999 he was delegated to the DDA movement "Russia young" (RM), Boris Nemtsov.
. From 1999 to 2000 - Chairman of the Executive Committee of movement "Russia young".
. In 1999 he was vice president of OOO Rolf Management.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Member of the Coordinating Council of the Union of Right Forces.
. Has two children.