Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow Physical Technology Institute, 1977. Doctor of Engineering, Moscow Physical Technology Institute, 1983.
Senior engineer, chief of group Precision Engineering Design Bureau, Moscow, 1983—1988. Senior scientist, chief Science-Industry Amalgamation Niopic, 1988—1998. Senior scientist, chief of group Central Aerological Observatory, Dolgoprudny, since 1998.
Married Vera Ivanovna Arsenina, September 29, 1957. 1 child Natalia Nikolaevna Sitnikova.