Birth 1941. Graduated with honors from the Military Academy of Logistics and Transport and General Staff Military Academy.
He has held command positions in Odessa, Transbaykal. Volga Military District and the North-Western Group of Forces.
Until October 1996. - First Deputy Commander in Chief of the General Command of the Unified Armed Forces of the Commonwealth of Independent States, subsequently converted into headquarters for coordinating military cooperation between CIS member states.
October 29, 1996, Mr.. appointed Deputy Secretary of Russia's Security Council. He was responsible for defense, security, military-industrial complex, a peaceful settlement in Chechnya.
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