- Born in Kaliningrad, Moscow Oblast, on July
- 1976 -- Ryazan Advanced Airborne Command School;
- 1985 -- Frunze Military Academy;
- 1995 -- General Staff Academy.
- Reconnaissance platoon commander, deputy
company commander for airborne training, a company commander, and a
battalion executive officer.
- Participated in combat operations in Afghanistan.
- Airborne battalion and regimental
- Commander, 106th Airborne Division
- Deputy Commander, 22nd Combined-Arms
Army, deployed in Nizhny Novgorod.
- In 1998 became commander of the 35th
Army, deployed in the Russian Far East.
- November 2000 appointed deputy
commander of the Far East Military District.
- 8 September 2003 appointed commander of the Airborne Troops
under a presidential decree (Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey, 12 Sep 03).