Born January 29, 1934 in g. Mariupol, Donetsk region, a Jew.
In 1956 he graduated from the Ural Polytechnic Institute in Sverdlovsk, specializing in metallurgical engineer ". Doctor of Economic Sciences.
. In 1956 - 61 he worked Chusovoy machine-building plant - master, senior master.
. In 1961 - 62 - Deputy Head of department at the factory "Kamkabel."
. In 1962 - 73 - graduate student, assistant, senior lecturer, associate professor of Perm Polytechnic Institute.
. In 1973 - 87 - Associate Professor, Professor, Head of Perm University.
. From 1987 to 1990 - head of the Economic Section Research Center, Ural Branch of the Academy of Sciences.
. From 1990 to January 1992 - Deputy Chairman of the Perm Oblast Executive Committee, in 1992 - 94 - first deputy head of administration of the Perm region.
. In March 1994, was elected to the Regional Legislative Assembly
. April 4, 1994, was elected chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Perm Region.
. In January 1996 became a member of the Federation Council of Russia.
. 14 December 1997 was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Perm region of the second convocation.
. From 8 May 1998 - Minister of Regional and National Policy.
. September 22, 1998 Ministry of Regional and National Policy of Russia was eliminated
. After the resignation of head of the Perm Public Fund for Strategic Studies.
In 1999, became a leading television Perm television Recipes Dr. Sapir
Military rank - captain of the reserve.
Hobbies - mushroom picking, work in the garden. As a young man fond of athletics.