Born on January 12, 1936, in Leningrad. After graduating from the Higher Naval School in 1958, he worked until 1962 at the State Central Naval Training Ground. Participated in the tests of the first domestic nuclear submarine missile carriers and the first launches of ballistic missiles from under water. From 1962 to 2001 he worked at 4 Central Research Institutes of the Ministry of Defense, including since 1993 — head of the Institute. Author of more than 350 scientific papers. In 1974, he defended his doctoral dissertation.
Major General (retired), Doctor of Technical Sciences, a well-known military expert. He is one of the main authors of policy documents related to the Strategic Nuclear Forces and the Strategic Missile Forces. For many years he participated as an expert in the preparation of the START-2, INF, START-1, START-2 treaties, made a significant contribution to the formation of the position of the USSR and Russia in the negotiations on the limitation and reduction of strategic offensive arms. Participated in the tests of the first domestic nuclear submarine missile carriers and the first launches of ballistic missiles from under water. Author of more than 350 scientific papers and numerous publications. His research interests include the disposal of missile systems, the fight against terrorism and ensuring nuclear safety. Member of the PIR Center Advisory Board since 2003. 05/22