Born 10 December 1975 in Gorky.
1998: graduated from the State and Municipal Administration Department of the Volgo-Vyatka Academy of Public Service.
1998–2001: сontinued post-graduate studies at the Volgo-Vyatka Academy of Public Service in the field of Social Philosophy.
2001–2003: Deputy Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous District, Head of the Chukotka Autonomous District Department of Culture, Youth, Sports, Tourism and Information Policy; was a government memberof the Chukotka Autonomous District.
In December 2003, Sergei Kapkov was elected to the Fourth State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (member of the Committee on Civil, Criminal, Arbitration and Procedural Law).
June 2004 to 2014: Chairman of the Board of the National Football Academy Foundation.
April 2006 to 2014: Vice President, Russian Football Union.
In December 2007, he was elected to the Fifth State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Senior Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Information Policy, Information Technology and Telecommunications).
In March 2011, he resigned from the State Duma after being appointed Director of the Moscow City Management Company M. Gorky Central Park of Culture and Recreation.
In August 2011, he was appointed Deputy Head of Moscow’s Department of Culture and promoted to Department Head in September 2011.
May 2012 to March 2015: Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head of Moscow’s Department of Culture.
Since September 2015: Head of the Research and Study Laboratory Centre for Research into the Economics of Culture, Urban Development and Creative Industries at the Moscow State University Department of Economics.