Physicist-Engineer, Moscow Physical-Technology Institute, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow Physical-Technology Institute, 1972. Doctor in Sciences Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1990.
Junior researcher, Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy Sciences, Moscow, 1972-1980; senior science researcher, Lebedev Physical Institute of Russian Academy Sciences, Moscow, 1980-1990; director solar physics department, Astronomical Institute of Moscow State University, since 1990. Member editorial board Solar Physics, 1982-1993, Astrophysics and Space Science Library., since 1993.
Member European Physical Society, European Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union, Committee on Space Research.
Married Irina Konstantinovna Luneva, August 28, 1966. 1 child, Tatiana.