Born in the village. Vedenovke Seryshevsky District Amur Region in 1936. In 1963 he graduated from the philological faculty of USU. Head of the department of folklore and ancient literature. From 1988 to 2004 - the dean of the philological faculty of USU. From 1994 to 1999 - Head of the Academic Council of the United Urals Writers Museum. Since 1993, head of folklore expedition Ural University. A member of the Main Council on philological sciences of the Russian Federation.
His research interests lie in the area of ??Old Russian literature, folklorism literature and folklore. Investigated Remezovsky, Stroganov, Yesipovsky, Kungur chronicles and other historical stories XVII-XVIII centuries., Wrote a series of articles on historical, toponymic, family and tribal lore. He studied Russian folk epic, in particular the classic book "Ancient Russian poems collected Kirsch Danilov". Since 1959 he is engaged in the field folklore. It directs research project "Computerization of USU folklore archive." The author of works on the works of P. Bazhov, theory and history of the working folk. Examines People`s etiquette, verbal behavior and their reflection in the folklore, poetry Folklore in the historical aspect, writing folklore.
Richness of artistic forms bylevogo Russian epic. Sverdlovsk, 1976.
PP Bazhov and working folk. Sverdlovsk, 1984.
Satire and humor in the folklore of the workers of the Urals. Sverdlovsk, 1987.