He graduated from technical school No. 3 (Voronezh, 1974).
Soloist of the Voronezh state academic Russian folk choir named after K.I. Massalitinov (1978-1994), song and dance ensemble of the Western group of Border troops of the Russian Federation (1994-1999). Since October 1999, the head of the ensemble of Cossack songs "Derzhava" at the Voronezh Philharmonic.