Born on March 14, 1963, in Leningrad.
Graduated from Leningrad State University in 1985.
Holds a candidate degree in law.
19862005: Assistant, Senior Lecturer, Head of the Chair of Legal Protection for the Environment and Pro-rector for Legal and Economic Matters at St Petersburg University.
Was laureate for the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation in education in 2001.
In 2005 became First Deputy General Director of Open Joint Stock Company Gazprom-Media.
Since November 2005: Presidential Plenipotentiary in the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation.