Born May 23, 1953 in the village. Khandyga Tomponskogo region of Yakutia in the family of a naval officer (his father - Rear-Admiral).
In 1975 he graduated from the Engineering and Construction Department of the Far Eastern Polytechnic Institute (z. Vladivostok), specialty engineer-builder ". Ph.D. in Economics.
. From 1975 he worked on the construction of energy facilities and the diamond industry in Western Yakutia in various positions - from the master of a construction site prior to the first deputy chief of special construction and assembly management construction "VilyuyGESstroy.,
. Since 1991 - Minister of Construction and Investments of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
. In 1991 - 96 - Vice-President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
. From 1992 to December 1994 combined the duties of the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Sakha.
. On August 10, 1995 - President of the joint-stock company "Diamonds of Russia - Sakha".
. Since 1996 - Member of the Board of Directors and a board member of OOO "United Bank of regions."
. Since 1997 - Member of the Presidential Council of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
. In December 1997, was elected to the Chamber of the Republic National Assembly (Il Tumen) of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
. Since February 1998 - Co-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of companies "Diamonds of Russia - Sakha and De Beers.
. On March 13, 1998 - Chairman of the Board of "Diamonds of Russia - Sakha".
. Since May 1998 - Member of the Board of Directors of OJSC Severalmaz.
. Since May 2000 - Member of the Board of Directors of OJSC "Moscow Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
. Member of the Board of "Russo-American investment bank.
. Member of the International Academy for Nature and Society, Corresponding Member of the International Engineering Academy.
. Awarded the Medal of Honor.
. Has two children.