Born Feb. 23, 1953 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
1976 - graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrument Manufacturing
1980 - graduated from the Higher Courses of the KGB
Military Rank: Lieutenant-General
After graduation worked at Leninets Research and Production Association and at a district Komsomol committee in Leningrad.
1979 - began service in KGB
1980-1990 - occupied various posts, ultimately becoming chief of department, Vyborg directorate, regional department of KGB in Leningrad and Leningrad region
1990-1993 - deputy of Leningrad Regional Council
1993-1999 - chief of St. Petersburg directorate, Federal Tax Police
1999-2000 - plenipotentiary representative of the Russian President in Leningrad region
May 2000 - plenipotentiary representative of the Russian President in the Central Federal District, Member of the Russian Security Council.
2000-2011 - Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District.
August 31st, 2011 - confirmed in the position of the Governor of St. Petersburg.
June 5th, 2014 - appointed Acting Governor of St.Petersburg.
September 24, 2014 - entered a position of the Governor of St. Petersburg.
Hobbies: basketball, tennis.
Married, with one child.