Born on 19 May 1964 in Moscow
1985: Graduated from the Order of Lenin State Central Institute of Physical Culture with a degree in Physical Culture and Sport; 2006: the Russian Presidential Academy of State Service with a degree in Public Administration.
Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, professor.
19872001: Teacher, senior teacher, assistant professor at the department of tennis; supervisor, professor at the department of individual sports and games; pro-rector on the training activity at the Order of Lenin State Central Institute of Physical Culture.
20012006: Rector of the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, a government institution of higher professional education.
20062016: President of the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport, Youth and Tourism, a federal state-financed institution of higher education.
20162020: Advisor to the President on the development of student sport at the Olympic Committee of Russia national union of public associations.
20052015: President of the Russian Student Sport Union. Elected president of the International Federation of University Sports and re-elected to this position in 2019.
January 21, 2020: Appointed Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation by a presidential executive order.
Government citations: Order of Friendship (2006), Order of Honour (2017).
Has received a number of departmental awards.