Chairman of the Committee on Budget and Taxes, The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
In 2003 - Vice Governor for legal support of economic activity, the Kemerovo region.
In 2003 - Adviser to the Governor for legal matters, the Kemerovo region.
In 2001 - Legal Adviser, ICN in Russia.
In 1998 - Member of the Board, the State Tax Service of the Russian Federation.
1994 to 1998 - President, the Russian Chess Federation.
In 1993 - Head, the Division for Supporting Activities of the Interdepartmental Commission for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption, the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
1990 to 1992 - Legal Director, Chairman, the Cultural Initiative Foundation.
1983 to 1993 - Lawyer, the Moscow City Bar Association.
In 1976, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Candidate of Legal Sciences.