Born February 3, 1942 Village Yabogan Ust-Kan district of Gorno-Altai Autonomous Region.
He graduated from Altai State Agricultural Institute.
Member of the Federation Council of Federal Assembly (formed in January 1996) from the Republic of Altay.Chlen Federation Council Committee for the Commonwealth of Independent States. From 1958 to 1960 - instructor of Ust-Kan regional committee of Komsomol, the Altai Territory.
In 1960-1973 - a worker, head shops, the chief engineer of the state farm "Yabogansky", Ust-Kan District, Altai Krai.
From 1973 to 1975 - instructor of the Gorno-Altai Regional Committee of the CPSU.
1975-1984 - secretary, first secretary of the Ust-Koksinsky District Party Committee, Altai Krai.
1984-1992 years - first deputy chairman, chairman of the Gorno-Altai Executive Committee.
In 1990 he was elected people's deputy of RSFSR. Member of the Supreme Council, was a member of the Council of Nationalities Committee of the Supreme Council for International Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations.
In 1990 was elected to the Regional Council.
Since July 1991, after the transformation of the Gorno-Altai AO Gorno-Altai in the USSR, Petrov
- Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Altai.
In November 1993, the union election, "Selection of the Altai" and the group of voters has been nominated as a candidate for deputy of the Federation Council. Just run for District 7 candidates. The turnout 65.7% of registered voters. Petrov
received 46.72% of voters who took part in the vote and became a deputy. Dossier on Petrova VI