Born July 13, 1950 in Leningrad in a working family.
. In 1973 he graduated from Law Department of Leningrad State University (LSU).
. After LSU worked in the prosecutor's office.
. In 1975, drafted for military service in the public security organs
. He worked as security officer, investigator, chief of department, deputy head of department, head of department, head of the investigative services of the Office of the State Security Committee (KGB).
. In 1979 conducted the case of the religious magazine "community" and its editor, Vladimir Poresh
. Participated in events in the case of Alexander Ogorodnikov.
. In 1980, investigated the case Leningrad feminist activist Natalia Maltseva.
. In 1981 engaged in the affairs of an independent trade union SMOT.
. In 1983, led the team investigating the case of Michael Meylaha, philologist, who edited the foreign editions Harms and Vvedensky.
. Since 1988 - Head of the investigation department of the Leningrad KGB.
. In 1992 he was appointed head of the Office of the Federal Security Service (FSB) in St. Petersburg.
. On August 27, 1998 - first deputy director of the FSB.
. May 18, 2000 was appointed President's representative in the North-West Federal District.
. Awarded the Order of the Red Star (1985) for a case of espionage.
. He is married and has two daughters
. His wife, Natalia Chaplin - chief editor of "Rush Hour".