Date of Birth: 10/20/1948
Place of birth: Eagle
1972 - graduated from the Perm Higher Command Engineering School of the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN).
1976 - graduated from the Higher Courses of the KGB Military Counterintelligence in Novosibirsk.
1995 - graduated from the Higher Courses of the Military Academy of the General Staff.
1999 - graduated from the Higher Diplomatic Courses at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
He served in the Strategic Missile Forces chief of calculation, a senior operator.
Since 1976 - the security officer, senior officer of the Special Department of the KGB of the USSR, instructor of the Party Committee of the KGB.
1989-1991 - Head of the KGB staff.
1991-1992 - first deputy chief of department on work with the personnel of the Federal Agency for Government Communications and Information under the President of Russian Federation (FAGCI).
1992-1994 - Deputy Commander of the Border Troops of the HR.
1995-1998 - Deputy Director of the Federal Border Service (FPS) of Russia.
From January to September 1998 - the director of the Russian Federal Border Service.
Since September 1998 - Security Council Secretary of the Russian Federation.
December 1998 - March 1999 - Head of the Russian Presidential Administration retaining the post of Russia`s Security Council Secretary (unique event). According to many media reports, this period appeared in the list of possible successors BN Yeltsin.
In April-May 1999 - Chairman of the State Customs Committee of the Russian Federation.
In July-December 1999 - Ambassador-at-Large of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
From December 1999 to April 2003 - the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Denmark.
From 28 April 2003, the Secretary General of the Organization of the Collective Security Treaty - the military organization of the CIS countries.
Order "For Services to the Fatherland