Born August 20, 1957 In 1979 graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the USSR (Faculty of International Relations).
Vice-President of the Association of international business and cultural cooperation "1000001", CEO of the Fund's support for democratic reforms in Russia.
After graduation he worked in the USSR in the MVT IN Aviaexport, then a translator for the group of Soviet pilots seconded to the Air Force of the People's Republic of Angola in g.Luanda. Upon his return in 1981 he worked as Deputy Head V / O "Zaruba zhgeologiya".
In April 1985 he was appointed head of the department of agitation and propaganda, dy Kiev District Committee of the Komsomol in Moscow.
In April 1986, becoming a member of the Communist Party and was invited to work in the Soviet Foreign Ministry.
In May 1986, O. Petrov
was elected deputy chairman of the exempt trade union committee of the USSR Foreign.
In 1988 he initiated and established cultural centers of the USSR Foreign Ministry, which establishes the closest connection with the cultural centers of foreign embassies in Moscow.
In 1990, the Soviet Foreign Ministry teams nominated a candidate in the Kiev District Council of People's Deputies of Moscow and in the second round wins the election by the First Secretary of the Kiev RK CPSU V. Anokhin. During the parliamentary activity is the founder and vice president initiated by the Democratic deputies from Moscow (USSR Armed Forces, . Armed forces of Russia, . Moscow City Council and District Soviet) non-profit public organization Association of international business and cultural cooperation st "1000001", . as well as the Fund's support for democratic reforms in Russia, . who are supporting the democratic deputies and factions, . Councils at different levels,
The end of 1991 with the rank of 2 nd Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR to retire from government service.
Since 1992 worked as vice-president of the association between people's business and cultural cooperation "1000001", then CEO of supporting democratic reforms in Russia.
In April 1995, at the constituent congress of the movement Bira member of the Coordination Council of motion, and in June approved by the chairman of the Board of motion, stable Russia ".
Headed the federal list of motion, stable Russia "in the parliamentary elections in December 1995. Dossier on Petrova OV