Degree in engineering and geology, Mining Institute, Sverdlovsk, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1952-1957; Doctor of Science, Institute Geology & Geochemistry, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 1972.
Geologist, Geological Expedition, Magnitogorsk, Russia, 1957-1960; chief geologist, Geological Expedition, Magnitogorsk, 1960-1963; science worker, Institute Geology and Geochemistry, Sverdlosk, 1966-1972; head Petrological Laboratory, Institute Geology and Geochemistry, Ekaterinburg, since 1972; vice-chairman science county, Institute Geology and Geochemistry, Ekaterinburg, since 1976. Chairman Ural Petrographic Committee, Inter-Organisation, Ekaterinburg, since 1986.
Member New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Nadezhda Sergeevna Borodina. Children: Fershtater Yuri Germanovich, Strunina Irina Germanovna, Borodina Maria Germanovna.