Born March 23, 1940, Mr.. g.Chernogorsk Krasnoyarsk
In 1968. graduated with honors from the geological department of Tomsk State University engineer-geologist.
In 1986. - Graduated with honors from the Academy of National Economy under the USSR Council of Ministers in economics and management of the economy ".
In 1957. applied in Tomsk State University, but gleaning one point in the exam in French.
1957-1959 gg. worked at the mine.
1959-1962 gg. - Served in the Soviet Army.
In 1968. graduated from the Tomsk State University.
1968-1975 gg. was a performer and director geologosemochnyh prospecting and exploration in Western Siberia.
In 1975-1978 he. worked as a consultant on geological and exploration work in Iran.
From 1979-1981. - Deputy Head of Geology Department of Geological Production Association central regions of Russia (PGO "Tsentrgeologiya).
In 1981-1986 he. - Deputy Head of the Geological Department of the Ministry of Geology of the RSFSR.
1984-1986 he was - he studied at the Academy of National Economy under the USSR Council of Ministers.
In 1986-1990. - CEO PGO "Tsentrgeologiya".
In 1990-1992. - Deputy Minister of Geology of the USSR, then - first deputy chairman of the RSFSR State Committee for Geology and Mining.
Since 1992, Mr.. to August 1996. Chairman of the Committee on Geology and Mining of the Government of Russia.
In 1993-1994. was a member of the RF State Committee for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters.
In August 1996, Mr.. appointed Minister of Natural Resources of Russia. Dossier on Orlov VP