I was born in the city of Kazan, but grew up in Krasnoarmeysk, in the Moscow region. I graduated from Moscow State University of culture and arts (1988). Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia (1993), member of the International Art Fund (2002). Exhibits of my work have been shown since 1988 throughout many parts of Russia. My paintings are in private and corporate art collections in 15 countries on four continents.