Born July 17, 1953.
. He graduated from the Kiev Military Command School.
. He served in the positions of commander of the Parachute Platoon Commander to the 104 st Airborne Division.
. In 1982 - 83 commanded a landing-assault battalion in Afghanistan.
. He served in almost all "hot spots" of the USSR and Russia (Baku, Vilnius, Abkhazia, Karabakh, Sumgait, Dagestan), Yugoslavia
. In Chechnya, the commander of the consolidated regiment, in 1994 refused to storm Mr.. Terrible without a written order, and wrote my letter of resignation.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the Legislature of the Ulyanovsk region of the first convocation.
. For 1999 - Commander of the 31-th separate Guards Airborne Brigade Ulyanovsk garrison.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. In the State Duma in January 2000 became a deputy group "People's Deputy".
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with compatriots.