Arkady received his education at Tomsk Polytechnic Institute (1974) and at the Higher Courses of the Committee of State Security of the USSR (1978). He defended his thesis on the topic "Criminal responsibility for terrorist crimes".
In 1974-77, Arkady worked in the Leninabad region of the Tajik SSR. In 1977, he was invited to work in the Committe State Security of the USSR. In 1978-2004, he served in the Committee State Security of the USSR, the Federal Counterintelligence Service of the Russian Federation, and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.
In 1992-98, Arkady headed the department for ensuring the security of strategic facilities of the Trans-Baikal regional Federal Security Service department. Later he was transferred to the North Caucasus region, first, he worked as a head for the Caucasian Mineral Waters of the Russian Federal Security Service Directorate, and then as a head of the Operational Coordination Office of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus.
In 2004, Arkady served as Deputy Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus, Lieutenant-General of the Federal Security Service. On the 16th of September, 2004, he was appointed deputy minister of internal affairs of the Russian Federation and simultaneously became a head of the Regional Operational Headquarters for the management of the counter-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus.
Arkady is married.