Date of Birth: 06/20/1939
Place of birth: the governor of the Kaliningrad region
Born June 20, 1939 in with. Shenderovka Korsun-Shevchenko district of Cherkasy region in a peasant family, Ukrainian.
The Kaliningrad region is home to 17 years.
In 1958 he graduated from the Kaliningrad Marine College with a degree in "ship-elektroradionavigator radio operator", then the Kaliningrad Technical Institute pospetsialnosti "Mechanization and automation of production processes" (1961 - 70) and the Faculty of Industrial Engineering of the Moscow Institute of National Economy (Minh) them. GV Plekhanov in 1983.
From 1958 he worked in the Atlantic fisheries research exploration. In 1973 - 80 - chief engineer of the fishing port, in 1980 - 86 - deputy director general of the association "Kaliningradrybprom". Since 1986 - Head of the Kaliningrad sea fishing port.
October 20, 1996 elected the head of the Kaliningrad regional administration.
In the post he went to the Federation Council of the second convocation.
May 20, 1998 appointed deputy representative of the Russian Federation in the Chamber of Regions of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe.
He was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples (1993), medals.
Honored Worker of Russian fisheries.
Academician of the Russian Academy of Transport (1993)
His wife, Raisa Yakovlevna Gorbenko - school teacher, son, Alexander (1964) - Navy officer.