Born on August 22, 1960, in Alagir, North Ossetia Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
1983 Graduated from S. M. Kirov Caspian Higher Naval Academy.
1995 Graduated from Admiral of the Soviet Navy N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy.
2004 Graduated from the Russian Federation Armed Forces General Staff Academy.
Served in commanding posts in the Northern Fleet, commanded a surface vessel brigade in the Caspian Flotilla, and held commanding posts in the Black Sea Fleet. Active combat veteran, holds the rank of reserve Vice-Admiral.
20142016 Governor of the City of Sevastopol.
2016 Since July 28, Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy to the Siberian Federal District
Decorated with the Order For Services to the Fatherland IV class depicting swords, the orders of Alexander Nevsky and of Military Merit, and the Medal for Combat Service.
Married with two sons.