Bachelor of Science, Moscow Physical Technology Institute, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, Kapitza Institute, 1979; Doctor of Science, Kapitza Institute, 1986.
From researcher to leading scientist, Kapitza Institute, Moscow, 1974-1995; director research, CRTBT-National Center for Scientific Research, Grenoble, France, since 1995.
Married Olga Dmitrievna Timoteevskaya, October 5, 1974 (divorced). Children: Svetlana, Elena. Married Ekaterika Pavlovna Boukir, December 12, 2000.