Born February 25, 1953 in g. Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Krai.
. In 1968 - 72 - turner toolmaker Korenovskaya sugar factory in the Krasnodar region, then passed compulsory military service.
. In 1978 he graduated from Kharkov Law Institute.
. In 1978 - 92 he worked in the district prosecutors' offices of the Krasnodar Territory in various positions from intern to the prosecutor.
. In 1992 he was appointed Attorney-g
. From 1994 to 1997 - first deputy prosecutor of Krasnodar region - Attorney Sochi.
. On October 15, 1997 - Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia.
. From 1998 - Head of the General Prosecutor's Office in the North Caucasus.
. 6 April 1999 was dismissed as Chief of the General Prosecutor's Office in the North Caucasus - Deputy Attorney General
. He was just appointed Deputy Prosecutor General.
. In early August 1999 was appointed Acting Attorney General of Russia.
. On May 17, 2000 - Prosecutor General of Russia.
. State Counselor of Justice of grade 1 (7 June 1999).
. Honorary Lawyer of Russia.
. He has a son and a daughter.