Magister, Moscow Mendelyeyev Institute, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Moscow, 1984. Doctor of Science habilitation, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1994.
Minor researcher, Institute Agrochemistry and Soil Science, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy Sciences, Pushchino, Russia, 1973-1982; researcher, Institute Soil Science and Photosynthesis, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy Sciences, Pushchino, 1982-1998; head laboratory, Institute Basic Biological Problems, Academy Science Russia, Pushchino, since 1998. Lecturer Moscow Lomonosov State University, 1984-1990. Professor Pushchino State University, 1996.
Member International Humic Substances Society, Soil Science Society Russia, Soil Science Society of America.
Married Tagui Onikovna.