Master of Arts in History, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnology (honorary), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1992.
Teacher history Krasnodar Institute Arts, 1986-1987. Associate professor anthropology department ancient history Kuban State University, since 1993, vice dean department, since 1999.
Leading specialist Krasnodar Regional Administration Office, 1991-1992. Board directors Center Racial, Ethnic and Linguistic Minority Rights, Krasnodar, since 1997. Member Russian Anthropological Association.
Married Rita Shalvovna Mamasakhlisi, December 21, 1984. Children: Nathia, Ian.