Candidate of historical Sciences, corresponding member of the Academy of pedagogical and social Sciences
Born on 1 July 1947 in the village Voronin Dmitrov district Orel region
He graduated from teachers College, Oryol pedagogical Institute, the faculty of journalism of the Higher party schoo
1966-1990, he worked in the organs of the Komsomol in various positions
1993-2003 - Deputy Governor of the Oryol region on social development
December 2003 - Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on labor and social policy
From 2007-2011 - the Chairman of the Oryol oblast Council of people's deputies
Since 2012 - chief editor of the magazine "Education and society"
Awarded the order "For merits before Fatherland" IV degree, Honor and Friendship, the order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Prince Daniel of Moscow I and II degrees, the badge "Honorary worker of General education of the Russian Federation" For merits in development of physical culture and sports", honorary State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation "For merits in development of parliamentarism". In 2012 he was awarded the title of honorary citizen of the Oryol region.