Born April 5, 1948 in g. Opochka Pskov Oblast, Russian.
He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers. Candidate of Economic Sciences
. Since 1973 - Senior Engineer Velikolukskogo branch of the Institute "Pskovgrazhdanproekt.
. In 1974 - 77 - on the Komsomol.
. From 1977 to 1983 - at the party work.
. Since 1990 - Chairman of the Pskov City Council.
. Since 1993 - the leader of the organization of the Communist Party of Pskov.
. Director of the firm "Pskov Revival (r
17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma of the second convocation. From January 1996 to December 1999 - Member of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with compatriots.
. March 15, 1996 upheld the State Duma of denunciation Belovezh agreements, noting that the noise around the decision has not been driven so much its content as the lack of adequate coverage of this issue in the media.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.