Born in 1956.
In 1979 graduated from the heat-and-power department of the Ural Polytechnic Institute. In 1995 graduated from the cinematology departmeGiraffe (feature, shortt of the VGIK (workshop of Klara Isaeva). Combined studies in the VGIK with studeis in the directors’ department of the All-Russian Institute of Retraining and Advanced Training for Cinematography Workers (workshop of Mikhail Tumanishvili and Vladimir Akimov).
In 1995 defended his Diploma.
Since 1984 has been working as a film expert, film critic and journalist. Published some 300 articles in local and national journals and magazines.