Doctor of Biology, State University, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1979.
Zoologist Institute of Biological Problem of the North, Magadan, Russia, 1979-1989, Research-Science Agricultural Institute, Magadan, 1990-1993, Magadansky National Reserve, Magadan, since 1994. Scientific fellow Institute of Biological Problem of the North, 1982-1989. Senior scientific fellow Agricultural Institute, Magadan, Russia, 1990-1993.
Scientific director Magadansky National Reserve, 1994.
Member Teriological Society Russian Academy of Sciences, Marine Mammal Council Russia.
Married Natalia Ivanovna Krysina, December 25, 1975 (divorced November 1988). 1 child, Olga; married Valerija Borisovna Winter, 1990. 1 child, Oleg.