Date of Birth: 05/04/1937
Place of birth: Poltava
In 1959 he graduated from the philological faculty of the Tashkent State University. Ph.D. in History of Arts.
In 1959 - 60 - Tashkent TV editor, in 1960 - 62 - Senior Norilsk TV editor.
From 1962 to 1965 - Researcher at the Institute of Art in Tashkent.
From 1965 to 1967 - correspondent of the newspaper "Soviet Culture" in Central Asia.
In 1967 - 68 - correspondent of the magazine "Journalist".
In 1968 - 72 - scientific editor of "Art".
In 1972 - 75 - Editor-in-card "Journalist".
From 1975 to 1989 he worked as a senior researcher at the Institute of cinematography.
In 1989 - 91 - executive secretary of the magazine "Journalist".
From 1991 to December 1994 - the director of the sociological service RGTRK "Ostankino".
In December 1994, out of RGTRK "Ostankino" in protest against the light telekompanieysobyty in the Chechen Republic.
Since 1995 - the director of the Sociological Service ORTV.
Since June 1997 - Advisor to the chief producer of NTV Leonid Parfenov in sociology, from December - Head of Service of the sociological analysis of the company "NTV-Holding", then - first deputy general director ORTV on program policy.
From May to November 1998 - the director of JSC "Russian Public Television" of information programs.
Since 1995 - consultant "of the Soros Foundation."
Since 1995 - co-director of the Russian Commission on Television and Radio.
From 1993 to 1995 - member of the editorial board of the weekly "General Newspaper". Since 1995 - a member of the guarantors of the Council "General newspaper."
He speaks English.
Divorced. He has a son.