Born September 21, 1951 in g. Khasavyurt Dagestan ASSR, Russian.
In 1974 he graduated from the Dagestan Polytechnic Institute specializing in "electrical engineer".
In 1975 - 84 he worked at the plant "Dagdizel" in g. Kaspiisk DaASSR - workers, management engineer radioteleapparatury, head of the guild Technology Bureau, deputy head of production at the plant.
. In 1984 - 91 - on party work.
. People's deputy of Russia from March 4, 1990.
. He was repeatedly elected people's deputy of Dagestan.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma of the second convocation.
. On May 6, 1996 - Member of the Board of Public Service under the President of Russia.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation
. Coordinator of the Communist Party faction.
Married. Has two children.