Bachelor, State University Gomel, Byelorussia, 1976. Master, Institute Biological Southern Seas, Sevastopol, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy, 1985.
Teacher School Narovlja, Gomel, Belarus, 1976-1977, director, 1977-1978. Laboratory assistant Institute Biologist Southern Seas, Sevastopol, Ukraine, 1983-1984, engineer Ukraine, 1984-1985, junior scientist Ukraine, 1985-1986, scientist Ukraine, 1986-1987. Senior research scientist Scientific Center Cerescor, Conakry, Guinea, 1987-1989, Institute Biology Southern Seas, 1989.
Project leader Minister for Science & Technology Ukraine, Institute Biology Southern Seas, 1996-1999. Member scientific council European Center Nature Conservation, Tilburg, The Netherlands, 1998.
Sergeant The Soviet Army, 1979-1980. Member Society Hydrobiology.
Son of; married Valentina Ivanovna, January 13, 1958. Children: Marina, Nickolai.