Born September 22, 1969 in Moscow.
Graduated from the State Central Institute of Physical Education of the Lenin Order with a degree in physical education and the Moscow State Law Academy with a degree in law.
Merited Master of Sport (1992, fencing,épée).
Member of the USSR and Russian national team (19872008).
European Champion (1997, 2000).
World Championship winner (1991, 1993, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2005) and medalist (1989, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2002).
Winner of the 27th Olympic Games in Sydney in the individual Épée event(2000).
Silver medalist of the 25th Olympics in Barcelona (1992) in the individual ?p?e event and of the 26th Olympics in Atlanta (1996) in the team event.
Bronze medalist of the 24th Olympics in Seoul (1988) and the 25th Olympics in Barcelona (1992) in the team event, and the 28th Olympics in Athens (2004) in the individual Épée event.
From 19862007: coach for the TsSKA fencing team
20012007: manager of World Class Clubs and Fizkult Gyms.
20072010:Deputy Chairman of the Dynamo sports society
October 5, 2010: appointed Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy by Prime Ministers Directive No. 1679-r.
June 18, 2012: appointed Deputy Minister of Sport by Prime Ministers Directive No. 1014-r.
October 19, 2016: appointed Minister of Sport by Presidential Executive Decree No. 558. He held this position until January 2020.
Decorated with the Medal of the Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» 2nd category, the Medal of the Order «For Merit to the Fatherland» 1st category, the Order of Honour and the Presidential Certificate of Merit.
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