Born September 21, 1951 in g. Krasnogorsk, Moscow region, in the working village Pavshinskogo mechanical plant, Russian (father of Latvian, Russian mother).
. Graduated from the Kaliningrad Higher Military Engineering School and the All-Union Correspondence Engineering-Construction Institute.
. In 1975 due to injury left the hands of military service.
. Worked as an engineer-in Mosinzhremonte adjuster, employee of a "closed" space research laboratories, the chief engineer Glavmosoblstroya, the head of special operations Glavmosoblstroya.
. An entrepreneur.
. Since 1991 - CEO and vice president of the International Fund for Economic and Social Reforms (Foundation for Reform "," Fund Shatalina).
. In 1992 - 93 - part-time adviser to the vice-premier George Hizhi.
. In 1993 - 95 was a member of the advisory board of the Chairman of the State Duma Ivan Rybkin.
. The spring of 1995 was one of the initiators of the movement "My Fatherland".
. December 17, 1995 unsuccessfully ran for the State Duma of Russia.
. April 18, 1996 held a founding congress of the Socialist People's Party of Russia (SNPR), was elected its chairman.
. On April 10, 1997 - President of the International Fund for economic and social reforms.
. September 8, 1998 at M
was attacked, qualified them as "an assassination attempt by political motives.
19 December 1999 was elected to the State Duma of the third convocation. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Credit Organizations and Financial Markets.
. He is fond of fishing, a vacation travels in the lower reaches of the Volga, from which brings huge catfish.
. He is married and has a daughter.