Born in 1969 in a large family (still has two brothers and two sisters). Claims that maternal grandfather - brother Isaac Ayzimova. Consider themselves Orthodox.
He graduated from medical school in the US university and the Moscow Institute of Economics and Finance (in absentia). After graduation he worked in the ambulance. In the army, he served in the Air Force in Kazakhstan. In 1989 he left the USSR, according to him, to study in the US because the US went through Israel, that took Israeli citizenship (but then changed his name to Werner). According to another version, changed the maternal surname Novikov on his father - Werner
- In the autumn of 1998 in connection with the loss of the passport. In 1992 he returned to Tiraspol, where he organized a private commercial firm. Then he met with Alexander Lebed, but later repeatedly stated that any financial assistance to the commander of the 14th Army did not render.
Since September 1998 - Head of the National Youth Swan motion.
In January 1999 he was appointed Acting Governor Lebed Deputy Head of Administration of Social Affairs of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Werner was also responsible for the Krasnoyarsk Regional Directorate of Press and Information and the Krasnoyarsk state broadcasting company. In the appointment of Werner`s deputy Anatoly Bykov Krasnoyarsk Territory AP said that
real name Werner - Novikov and that he is known for bank fraud in Transnistria at the time when it served as General Lebed.
According to Kommersant, Werner was really one of the organizers of the so-called National Bank of Transnistria, when Lieutenant General Lebed commanded the 14th Army. Bank busted soon after creation and owed to depositors of $ 5 million. (Kommersant, August 8th, 2001)
Later, Werner was appointed Deputy Governor of Operations.
February 3, 1999 in Krasnoyarsk media published information of the regional police department, from which it became known that Werner has a second citizenship (Israeli). The Literary Gazette (19-25 January 2000,