Student, Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, Lithuania, 1953. Student, Academy Social Studies, Moscow, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Academy Social Studies, Moscow, 1986.
Head. department central committee Lithuanian Communist Party, Vilnius, 1963-1967, secretary central committee, since 1976. Minister Ministry of Culture, Lithuania, 1967-1976. Lecturer Kaunas Polytechnic Institute, 1953-1955.
Senior lecturer Arts Institute, Vilnius, 1963-1966. Chairman Supreme Soviet of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, 1981. Deputy Supreme Soviet Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, Moscow, 1984.
Active Leninist Young Communist League, 1957-1960. Student listener Academy Social Sciences, Moscow, 1960-1963. Member Journalists Union and Artists Union Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Married Nijole Ragauskaite, July 30, 1960. Children: Linas, Lionginas.