|Born in the Kirov region in 1946.
1967, Ulyanovsk Guard Tank School
1976 Military Academy of Armoured Troops
1988 General Staff Academy
(Agentstvo Voyennykh Novostey 13 July 2001; Voyeninform Military News Agency
1 Jul 01).
Served in the Southern Troop Group as chief-of-staff, deputy regiment commander,
regiment commander and deputy division commander.
1982 to 1986 Division commander in the Carpathian MD.
1988 sent to the Trans-Baikal military district as first deputy commander
of a combined-arms army. Subsequently promoted to chief of staff
- first deputy army commander, and later became army commander, in the
Moscow Military District.
November 1996 Moscow MD Chief-of-Staff
6 August 1999 head of the Defence Ministry University.
April-June 2001 Chief of the Defence Ministry Main Cadres Directorate.
12 July 2001 Commander, Moscow MD