Born September 28, 1962 in Moscow.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State Universitys Faculty of Journalism.
19821992: Worked at Student Meridian magazine.
19931994: Leading expert at the Culture Ministry of the Russian Federation.
1994: Appointed director general of the Leo Tolstoy Yasnaya Polyana state memorial museum and nature preserve.
Honoured Culture Worker of the Russian Federation.
Since May 23, 2012: Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
Married with two sons and two daughters.