Diploma in engineering, Moscow Aviation Institute, 1985.
Cosmonaut Y.A. Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center, since 1989. With Energia; cosmonaut candidate Cosmonaut Training Center, 1989—1992. Board engineer Space Station Mir, 1994, Mir-21, 1996.
Member 3d Shuttle mission devoted to International Space Station construction. Commander which docked with International Space Station STS-102 Discovery, 2001.
Married Vera Sergeevna Nazarova. 1 child Zhenya.