Diploma in Physics, Saratov State University, 1969; postgraduate, Moscow Physics/Technics Institute, 1971-1975; Doctor of Philosophy, Moscow Power Institute, 1985.
Engineer, Center Science Research Institute of Measuring Equipment, Saratov, 1969-1971;
researcher, Science Research Institute Mechanics and Physics, Saratov, 1975-1976;
senior engineer, Science Research Institute Volna, Saratov, 1976-1986;
leading engineer Center Science Research, Institute Measuring Equipment, Saratov, 1986-1994;
associate professor, Volga Region Academy State Svc., Saratov, since 1994;
associate professor, International Soros Science Education Program, 1998. Founder, chair Science and Trading Cooperative Soliton, Saratov, 1987-1988. Sci.dir. Science and Trading firm Avers, Saratov, 1992-1993.
Co-worker Center Science Research Institute, 1994-1998.
Fellow New York Academy of Sciences. Member Planetary Society.
Married Valentina Pavlovna Horol'skaya, June 6, 1970 (divorced October 1975). 1 child, Andrey Yur'evich. Married Olga Dmitriyevna Martynkina, February 26, 1983.
1 child, Nikolay Yur'evich.