Graduated from Kachinsk Higher Air Force School and from Akhtubinsk Soviet Test Pilot School, 1970 and 1977 respectively. Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute, 1981. Colonel, Soviet Air Force Test Pilot School. Cosmonaut training March 1989 - April 1991. To have been a Buran pilot. Retired from active duty 1997. Thereafter, a Managing Director of the military design bureau MAPO.
Birth Place: Medyn.