Born April 20, 1950, the Ossetians.
. He graduated from the North-Caucasian Mining and Metallurgical Institute.
. In 1973 - 75 served in the army.
. From 1975 to 1982 - senior manager, then - the section chief Tskhinvali plant Elektrovibromashina, chairman of the Bureau of International Youth Tourism "Sputnik" in Komsomol, the first secretary of the Tskhinvali Regional Committee of the Komsomol.
. In 1982 - 89 - on party work.
. In spring 1989 he was elected deputy of the USSR.
. In 1992 - 93 participated in the reconstruction of the CPSU
. At the recovery XXIX Congress of the CPSU 26 - 27 March 1993 adopted a new name: Union of Communist Parties - Communist Party of the Soviet Union (SKP-CPSU). He was elected a Vice-Chairman of the Board of the party.
. Plenipotentiary Representative of the unrecognized republic of South Ossetia in Moscow.
. 17 December 1995 was elected to the State Duma of the second convocation.
. 19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation
. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with compatriots.