Born on September 26, 1957 in Dushanbe, Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
1979: Graduated from Mozhaisky Military Engineering Institute
1989: Graduated from Dzerzhinsky Military Academy
1989-1991: Served in the Office of the Space Directorate of the Ministry of Defence of the USSR
1991-2004: Served in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
2004-2008: Commander of the Space Forces
2008-2010: Deputy Defence Minister
2010-2011: First Deputy Defence Minister
April 29, 2011: Appointed Head of the Federal Space Agency.