Born August 3, 1937 in Moscow, Russian.
Automotive Technical School and graduated from the All-Union Correspondence Engineering Institute (VZMI).
Since 1956 he worked at the plant they. Likhachev (ZIL), moulder, foreman, engineer foundry, chief metallurgist, deputy chief engineer of the ZIL.
. From 1981 to 1986 - first deputy director, then - the general director of the ZIL.
. In 1986 - 90 - Chairman of the Moscow City.
. In 1990 he was appointed deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR, then - first deputy chairman of USSR Council of Ministers of the Bureau of Engineering.
. In 1991 was the first deputy chairman of the State Committee for Machine Building in the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR.
. In late 1991 he returned to the ZIL, where he worked as chief engineer, and then - the general director.
. Since 1992 - Member of the Board of Directors of AMO ZIL
. From February 1995 to April 1997 was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AMO ZIL.
. 1 February 1996 was appointed head of the Moscow Regional Administration for insolvency (bankruptcy) of enterprises.
. February 21, 1998 became a member of the Board of the Federal Service for Insolvency and financial recovery (ц?ц?ц?ц?).
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Headed the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs (since 15 March 2000 - Committee on Labor and Social Policy).
. March 10, 2000 was approved by a member of the Board of the Ministry of Labor of Russia.
. He is married and has one son.