Born on October 31, 1956, into a medical family in Moscow.
1980: graduated from the 1st Medical Institute with a degree in Medicine.
2004: defended a thesis for PhD.
PhD in Law.
2005-2012: Director, Federal Migration Service.
August 2, 2012: Appointed Head of the Federal Migration Service.
State awards: Order of Service to the Fatherland, 2nd and 4th Class, Order of Courage, Order of Honour.