Born October 30, 1948 in a. Rubber Novosibirsk Region, Russian.
In 1966 - 67 studied at Kozinskaya SPTU-3 Novosibirsk Region. In 1972 graduated from the Novosibirsk Institute of Agriculture, specializing in academic agronomist. "
In 1972 - 76 - Agronomist offices, branch manager of the farm "Bolshevik". From April 1976 - Director of the State Farm "Galinsky" Moszkowski district of Novosibirsk region, after his conversion in January 1992 in the AO Galinski "- Director of JSC.
. March 18, 1990 was elected a deputy of the RSFSR.
. Since 1993 - deputy chairman of the Agrarian Party of Russia (APR).
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the State Duma of the first convocation.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the new State Duma.
. In the 1996 presidential election supported the candidacy of Gennady Zyuganov.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation.
. In the State Duma deputy head of the agro-industrial group.
. In May 2000, the plenum of the central council had suspended the membership of Kharitonov
's APR in the governing bodies of the party.
. Married, four children.