Born in 1939 in Kiev.
. He graduated from the Kiev Institute of physical culture, then - the journalism faculty of Leningrad State University.
. In 1967 - 79 he worked a special correspondent for the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
. From 1979 - columnist and photographer of the weekly Literary Gazette.
. Since 1994 - the author and presenter of "Stable growth
" (until 1997 - NTV, then - REN TV)
. Following the 1994 program Yury Rost, along with the program "The other day," acknowledged Telekritika - participants telereytinga newspaper "Izvestia" the best program 1994.
. Since March 1995 - Member of the Board guarantors weekly general newspaper ".
. From 1997 to 1998 - columnist, photographer, a leading column weekly Moscow News.
. Since March 1998 - columnist for the newspaper overall.
. Hobbies - traveling, collecting tubes
. Has a son.