Degree in Biology, Voronezh State University, Russia, 1985. Diploma in Biological Science, Moscow State University, 1997.
Researcher All-Russia Science Research Institute Protection of Plants, Voronezh, 1986—1988. Engineer Biological Science Base Voronezh State University, 1988—1995. Researcher Reserve Galichja Gora, Lipetsk, since 1995.
Supervisor studies of dissertator Moscow State University, 2006.
Organizer, head inter-regional association Reserve Galichja gora, 2003. Member of Union Russian Journalists (associate), Russian Entomologist Society (associate).
Married Larissa Tsurikova, April 29, 1985. Children: Elena, Sergey.