Ukrainian. Born on December 5, 1943, in the town of Bogdanovich
in the Sverdlovsk Region.
1962, candidate to the Higher School of Naval Submariners in Leningrad
and had practicals for a year in North Fleet submarines. Enrolled
as a School cadet in 1963.
Lenin Higher Naval Academy (1978).
1990, General Staff Academy.
Married and has a grown daughter.
1968 to 1976, after graduation served as commander of different levels
in the Black Sea Fleet.
1978, in the Black Sea Fleet at posts ranging from chief of staff to submarine
1990, appointed the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the Black Sea Fleet.
December 1991, appointed First Deputy Commander of the Baltic Fleet.
(Krasnaya Zvezda 31 Mar 93 p 2).
1993, Promotion to V-Adm, (Morskoy Sbornik, No 3, Mar 93 p 65).
(Krasnaya Zvezda 1 Mar 96 p 1).] (Interfax 1121 GMT 22 Feb 96).
1996, appointed CINC Black Sea Fleet, 21 Feb 96, (Krasnaya Zvezda 23 Feb
96 p 1) -- (Krasnaya Zvezda 26 Feb 98 p 2).