Born Dec. 4, 1947 in Leningrad, a Jew.
. In 1972 he graduated from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute, specializing in electrical and mechanical engineer. "
. He worked at the Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering "Rubin" engineer, and from 1985 to 1992 - head of the sector.
. In 1992 - 93 was the chief of department of the St. Petersburg Agroprombirzhi.
. In 1989 - 90 participated in the club's "Perestroika".
. In 1990 - 91 - a member of the Popular Front of Leningrad.
. Since the end of 1991 to 1993 - expert of the Committee on Economic Reform of the Supreme Soviet of Russia.
. In 1993 - Director of the Department of privatization mayor of St. Petersburg.
. In 1993 - Head of the Committee for State Property Management of St. Petersburg City Hall.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. In 1993 participated in the creation of the All-Russia Association of privatized and private enterprises
. In 1995 he was elected president of the Association.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. Deputy Chairman of State Duma Committee on Property.
. Member of the editorial board's Democratic Choice. "
. Speaks English.
. He loves classic literature
. Favorite author - Romain Rolland. Engaged Sambo, shooting and freestyle wrestling.
Married. Has a daughter (1975).