Born July 8, 1935 in g. Krasnouralsk Sverdlovsk region, Russian.
In 1959 he graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute. S. Ordzhonikidze, specializing in mechanical engineer in aircraft construction,. Candidate of Technical Sciences.
He worked as a constructor in KB academician with. P. Queen.
. Since 1967 - a cosmonaut detachment: cosmonaut, instructor-cosmonaut-tester, deputy chief of the Scientific-Production Association "Energy".
. March 18, 1990 was elected a deputy of the RF.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the new State Duma.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation
. January 19, 2000 as a result of "package deal" led the Credentials Committee of the State Duma, from 26 January 2000 - also a member of the State Duma Committee on international affairs.
. Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, USSR State Prize Laureate.