- Born on August 22, 1960, in Alagir, North Ossetia Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
- Graduated from S. M. Kirov Caspian Higher Naval Academy.
- Graduated from Admiral of the Soviet Navy N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy.
- 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.
- Governor of the City of Sevastopol.
- 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.