Born January 19, 1963 in Kostroma. Graduated from N. A. Nekrasov Kostroma State University in History and Pedagogics. Member of the armed services 1986 and 1987. 1987–1998: secretary of the Kostroma VLKSM regional committee, editor of Molodoy Leninets, chairman of the committee for youth and the family of the Kostroma regional administration. Since November 1998: chairman of Kostroma State Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation. 2002 and 2004: chairman of STRBC Yantar in Kaliningrad, chairman of Kostroma State Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation. January 2005–July 2007: chairman of the Kostroma branch of STRBC. June 2007–July 2008: deputy chairman of the Federal Service for Supervision of Mass Media, Communications and Heritage Preservation. Since 2008: head of the Federal Supervisory Service for the Media and IT (Roskomnadzor). April 13, 2012: appointed interim Governor of the Kostroma Region. April 28, 2012: Kostroma regional Duma voted to confirm Mr. Sitnikov as the highest executive authority of the Kostroma Region for 5 years. May 15, 2015: appointed interim Governor of the Kostroma Region. September 13, 2015: elected Governor of the Kostroma Region. Holds the rank of Full State Counsellor of the Russian Federation, 2nd class.