Director, scriptwriter, producer. Born in 1954
in Donetsk. Graduated from the MISiS
(1977; worked as radiophysicist engineer),
the department of directing at VGIK (1987,
class of S.Gerasimov and T.Makarova). Shot
episodes for the movie magazine «Yeralash».
Taught directing at VGIK. Merited Worker
of Arts of the Russian Federation (2005).