Graduate in Engineering, Moscow State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics and Mathematics (honorary), Institute Physics of Earth, Moscow, 1988.
Engineer, scientist Institute Physics of Earth, Moscow, 1967—1991. Head laboratory Institute of Geospheres Dynamics, since 1991.
Member of Committee on Space Research (associate), American Geophysical Union (associate).
Married Irina Gavrilova, December 30, 1978. Children: Oleg, Maria Gavrilova.