Since 1960, the chief zootechnician specialist of the Paninsky District Agricultural Inspection. Since 1963, the instructor of the Voronezh Regional Committee of the CPSU, deputy secretary of the party committee of the Paninsky Production collective-farm and state farm administration. Since 1965, the 2nd, since 1970 - the first secretary of the Paninsky District Committee of the CPSU. Since 1978, the instructor of the agricultural department of the Central Committee of the CPSU. Since 1979, Secretary of the Bryansk Regional Committee of the CPSU. Since 1985, the inspector, deputy head of the department of organizational and party work of the Central Committee of the CPSU. Since 1987, First Secretary of the Voronezh Regional Committee of the CPSU. Since 1990, the chairman of the Voronezh Regional Council of People's Deputies.
Since 1991, the head of the service unit of the apparatus of the President of the USSR. Since 1992, President of the Russian Joint-stock Agricultural Company, Vice President of the International Industrial Trade Company (JSC Agrothes).
Since 1997, consultant, adviser to the staff of the Committee on Conversion and High Technologies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. People's Deputy of the USSR from the Voronezh Region (1989).