Born November 21, 1954 in g. Morozovsk Rostov region.
In 1978 graduated with honors from Faculty of Economics and Law at the University of Friendship of Peoples. Patrice Lumumba (UDN). From 1980 to 1983, was a graduate student UDN. Ph.D. in Economics.
. In 1978 - 80 served in parts of the Navy.
. From 1983 to 1996 - Assistant, Associate Professor, 1996 - Head of Department of macroeconomic regulation and planning in the Peoples' Friendship University.
. In 1986 - 87 trained at the University of Pennsylvania.
. From 1996 to 1998 - Member of the investment committee of the investment fund of the Bank SE (Sweden).
. From 1997 to 1999 - senior vice president of information-analytical center "Novokom.
. From October 1999 to March 2000 - member of the board of the electoral bloc "Union of Right Forces.
. Advisor to the President of financial-industrial group "Sayan Aluminum to Oleg Deripaska.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
. Speaks English.
. He has three children.