Master of Science, Tomsk University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Tomsk University, 1954. Doctor of Science, Tomsk University, 1964.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Tomsk University, 1995.
Assistant professor, Tomsk U., 1951-1955; professor, Tomsk U., since 1966; senior researcher, laboratory head, deputy director, Siberian Physical-Technology Institute, 1955-1969; director Institute Atmospheric Optics division, Russian Academy Sciences, since 1969; president Presidium Tomsk Branch Siberian division, Russian Academy Sciences, 1979-1992; chairman division oceanology, atmospheric physics, geography, Russian Academy Sciences, since 1991. Founder Tomsk Science Center. Member Presidium Russian Academy Sciences, since 1991.
Deputy Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Supreme Soviet, 1970-1984. Member Optical Society of America, American Physical Society.
Married Nina Ivanova Akaikina, July 21, 1946. Children: Olga, Tatyana, Vladimir.