Born in October 21, 1947, in the settlement of Tamala, Penza
Ulyanovsk Higher Guards Tank Command School in 1968;
Military Armored Troops Academy in 1979;
General Staff Academy in 1990.
(Voyeninform Military News Agency 1 Jul 01).
1968 - served as commander of a tank platoon in the Transcaucasian Military
District, commander of a tank platoon and company in the Central Group
of Forces, and deputy chief of the regimental staff and commander of a
tank battalion in the North Caucasian Military District.
1979 - held the posts of chief of staff - deputy commander of a tank regiment,
regiment commander, deputy commander of a tank division in the Belarusian
Military District, deputy commander and then commander of a tank division
in the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.
1990 appointed chief of staff - first deputy army commander in the Far
Eastern Military District.
Commander of the 5th Combined-Arms Army in the Far East in 1994 to 1997.
1997-1998 appointed Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Siberia
December 1, 1998 After merger of the Siberia and Trans-Baikal military
districts appointed Commander of the 41st Combined-Arms Army headquarted
in Novosibirsk in the Siberian Military District.
Appointed Chief of the Main Staff of the Land Force - First Deputy Commander-in-Chief
of the Land Force by presidential decree of June 13, 2001.