Birth 1942. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Agricultural Engineers and the Higher Party School of the Central Committee. Head of the Government of the Republic of Mari El.Chlen Federation Council of Federal Assembly (formed in January 1996)
He began working farm trailer Gorky Elasovskogo district Mari ASSR.
After graduation he worked as chief engineer of industrial management of agriculture Paranginskogo area; in Paranginskom, Kuzhenerskom, Volga districts elected to the Komsomol, the Soviet and party work.
1985 - 1991 he. - First Secretary of Party Committee of the Volga.
1990 - 1991 he. - Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Mari ASSR, then Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Mari ASSR.
Since December 1991. - President of the Republic of Mari El, and at the same time the head of government of the Republic of Mari El. Dossier on Zotina VM