Master of Science, State University, Leningrad, Russia, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1997.
Junior research associate State University, Leningrad, 1988-1991, senior lecturer St. Petersburg, 1991-1997, associate professor geophysics, 1997-1999. Leading geophysicist Joint Stock Company, 2000—2001, head ore seperation laboratory, since 2001.
Lieutenant topogeodetic service Soviet Army, 1984-1988.
Married Margarita Anatol'evna Bezmaternykh, December 30, 1988 (divorced July 1993). 1 child, Philippe.