. Born in the city of Vologda, a merchant family. Secondary education in the Moscow School of Agriculture. Higher - at the Agronomy Faculty of the Moscow Agricultural Institute (in 1901). During 1902 he lectured at the Faculty of Engineering of the Institute.
From December 1902 to January 1904 he worked as a chief superintendent of Tambov and Saratov estates Rusinov.
On 1 January 1904 he was appointed an agronomist of the 1st category of Trans-Baikal Cossack troops and the city of Chita. He took an active part in local public life. So, he was a board member of the Chita Department of the Amur branch of the Imperial Geographical Society and Trans-Baikal Agricultural Society, vice-chairman of the society of popular lectures, which was also the secretary.
Actively participated in the revolutionary movement of 1905 - 1907 years. He was sentenced to 2-m months for military activity in the Council of the Chita garrison (in addition, 2 months in pre-trial detention).
Elected elector for the election of deputies of the State Duma II. October 25, 1912 at the provincial electoral assembly was elected to the State Duma III of the Trans-Baikal region. In the Duma, he entered into a faction of the Cadets. He was chairman of the parliamentary group of the Siberian and a board member of "Society for the Study of Siberia and its way of life." He worked in the commissions: resettlement, fishing and religion. Member of the Central Committee of the Constitutional Democratic Party.
October 25, 1912 was elected to the State Duma of the IV of the Trans-Baikal region. He served as chairman of the parliamentary group of the Siberian.
Since 1914, a member of the Committee of the Siberian society feed the sick and wounded. February 17, 1917 gave a speech at a meeting of the State Duma in connection with the arrest of the Working Group of the Central Military-Industrial Committee, since he was the vice-chairman of this committee.
In the days of the February Revolution of 1917 the decision of the Interim Committee of the State Duma has been appointed Commissioner of the Ministry of Agriculture. March 2, 1917 was the Deputy Minister of Agriculture A. Shingareva. Supported NV Nekrasov, calling for the government in cooperation with the Left parties. October 3, 1917 became a member of the Pre-Parliament. He took part in the elections to the Constituent Assembly of the Irkutsk province.
After the October Revolution, he became one of the leaders of the Moscow "National Center". In the summer of 1918, arriving in Kiev, endorsed the developed PN Milyukovs plan of suppression of Soviet power with the help of Imperial Germany. In the spring of 1919 he was in the city of Omsk, where he worked in the Eastern Division of the Cadet Party.
In 1920 he emigrated to Fr. antsiyu in Paris. In 1924 he was a member of the temporary board of the Siberian national groups in Paris, the closest assistant PN Miliukov in exile. The Managing Director of the publishing house "Latest News". During the occupation of Paris by the Nazis to save the property of the newspaper, which passed after the war by former employees. The last three years of his life in extreme poverty and loneliness. He died January 30, 1950 gg.