Born on November 7, 1953 in Korsakov, Sakhalin.
The champion of the Games of the XXIV Olympiad 1988 in Seoul in team competitions, bronze medalist in individual.
The silver medalist of the Games of the XXI Olympiad 1976 in Montreal in individual competitions and XXII Olympiad 1980 in Moscow in team competitions, bronze medalist in individual competitions.
Was praised with the Robert Feyerick Prize, which is awarded since 1946 by the International Fencing Federation to the best fencers of the world "for intellect and high moral standards promoting fencing in the world".
Was awarded the title "Merited Master of Sports", Orders “Friendship of Peoples”, "Badge of Honour" and two medals “For Labour Valour”.