Date of birth: 03.02.1952
Place of birth: Petrozavodsk
- 1974 - Petrozavodsk State University, the faculty of Civil Engineering
- 1987 - The Post-graduate course of the Institute of the Economy of Construction of Gosstroy USSR
The Candidate of economic sciences.
- 1974-1978 - an engineer, senior engineer, the chief of the department of Kostamukshastroy Management
- 1978-1982 - the work at Trade Representative of USSR in Finland
- 1982-1983 - the substitute of the chief of the capital construction management of Kostomuksha mining - ore mill
- 1983-1985 - the work in Kostomuksha executive committee of the town Council
- 1985-1987 - the work in Kostomuksha town committee of CPSU
- 1987-1992 - The Chairman of the State Statistics Committee of Karelia
- 1992-1994 - The Substitute of the Head of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Karelia
- 1994-2002 - The Minister of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Karelia
- 2002 - The Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia
Marital Status: He is married and has two children.
Hobbies: philately, theatre, cinema, dogs.
Knowledge of languages: Russian, English, Finnish.