Born January 9, 1952 in the Kuban, in a working family, and Russian.
In 1976 he graduated from the Kurgan politico-military aviation school. In 1986 graduated with honors from the Military-political adjunction on the faculty of social psychology.
24 years in the Army. He started his private.
He worked as a psychologist in the Kazan Higher Command-Engineering School of. M. N. Chistyakov. In August 1994, was prematurely discharged from the Armed Forces with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
. From December 1992 to May 1993 - the leader of the Communists of the Republic of Tatarstan (OKRT).
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma of the second convocation.
. In August 1996, signed a collective appeal to the members of the Communist Party, . in which "the top leadership of the Party" were accused of, . that it had made "the basis of their ideological orientation of religious pragmatic non-partisan association set" Spiritual Heritage ".,
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Building.
. Wife - the health worker
. She has one daughter and son.