Born July 15, 1954, Mr.. n. Soviet Soviet district of Kabardino-Balkaria. In 1971, Mr.. entered the University of Leningrad, who graduated with qualifications "philosopher, teacher of philosophy". Then, a postgraduate of the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Lenin. Fluent in English and Arabic. After graduation he taught at the Vladimir Pedagogical Institute, then - in the Kabardino-Balkaria State University, Kabardino-Balkaria Agricultural Economic Institute.
In 1989. was elected president of the International Fund for development of small nations and ethnic groups. Central Election Commission registered initiative groups of voters nominating Tohtabieva
for president of Russia March 4, 1996
. Dossier on Tohtabieva SA