Born on 5 November 1959, in the city of Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad oblast, Russian SFSR.
1978 – 1982 – Baku Higher Combined Arms Command School;
1989 – 1992 – Frunze Military Academy;
2000 – 2002 – Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.
1982 – 1989 – Commander of the paratrooper platoon, company, battalion of the 39th separate air assault brigade of the Carpathian MD USSR AF (Khyriv city, Lviv oblast, Ukrainian SSR);
1992 – 2000 – Deputy Commander, Commander of the paratrooper regiment, Deputy Commander of the airborne division, Commander of the air assault brigade RF AF. During service on the latter post, he took part in the peace-keeping operation as part of the contingent from RF AF to Yugoslavia (1999-2000);
2000 – 2003 – Commander of the 205th SepMRBde of the Siberia MD of RF AF;
2003 – 2006 – Commander of the 20th SepMRDiv of the North-Caucasus MD of RF AF;
2006 – 2008 – Deputy Commander, Chief of Staff of the 58th army of the North-Caucasus MD of RF AF;
2008 – 2009 – Commander of the 41st army of the Siberian MD of RF AF. Played an active role in the planning and implementation of Russia’s armed aggression against Georgia in August 2008;
2009 – 2010 – Deputy Commander of the Siberian MD troops of RF AF;
2010 – 2013 – Deputy Commander of the Central MD troops of RF AF;
2013 – 2015 – Chief of the Main Staff – First Deputy Commander of Land Forces of RF AF.
In 2013 – 2014, he acted as Commander-in-Chief of Land Forces of RF AF and was personally responsible for their readiness to engage in operations on the territory of Ukraine in the course of Russia’s armed aggression against our state.
At the beginning of 2015, he was appointed Deputy Commander of General Staff of RF AF. He is responsible for the coordination of activities of Russian occupational forces in Donbas.
Marital status: married, has a son and a daughter.