In 1950 he graduated from the Moscow Military-Political Academy named after V.I. Lenin. In 1952 graduated from Vologda State Pedagogical Institute, specialty "teacher of history".
Until 1960 he worked as a head of a secondary school in the village of Ramon in the Voronezh Region. Published in many central magazines. Author of 20 books of poems and prose, starting with the book "Zarev".