Born 3 September, 1960 in Orenburg.
1988: Graduated from the University of Havana, Cuba.
1978-1980: Served in the Soviet Army.
1988-1994: Worked at the ITAR-TASS news agency.
1994-1999: Worked at the Press Office of the Federation Council.
1999-2000: Deputy Head of Department – Head of the division for contacts with the mass media at the Department of Government Information at the Government Executive Office.
2000-2003: Deputy Head of the Presidential Press and Information Office.
2003: Deputy Head of the Press Office of the Federation Council Executive Office.
2003-2004: Advisor to the Federation Council Speaker.
2004-2005: Deputy Director of the Public Relations Department at TRUST Investment Bank, Moscow.
2005: Deputy Director of the Directorate of Marketing and Communications at the branch of Menatep St Petersburg joint-stock commercial bank and National Bank TRUST, Moscow.
2005-2008: Worked in the administrations of Rodina (Motherland) and A Just Russia political parties.
2008-2010: Assistant at the Russian Presidential Experts' Directorate.
2010-2012: Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Experts' Directorate.
May 31, 2012: Appointed Head of the Secretariat of Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.