Governor, Belgorod Region
Since 2003 - Governor, the Belgorod Region.
Since 1993 - Head, the Administration of the Belgorod Region.
1996 to 2001 - Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. He held the post of Chairman, the Committee for Agrarian Policy, the Federation Council.
He worked as Chief Agronomist, the Rakityansky Collective Farm, and then Director, the State Farm. He worked in the Soviet and party bodies of the district and regional level, including as Deputy Chairman, the Regional Executive Committee. He was Deputy Head, the Main Directorate of Crop Production, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Russian Federation, he worked in the structures of the agribusiness industry of Russia.
He graduated from Stary Oskol Geological College, in 1976 - from the Timiryazev Moscow Agricultural Academy, qualified scientist agronomist.
Doctor of Economics, Professor, Corresponding Member, the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.
Awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor, the Order of Honor, the Forth, Third and Second Class Order of For Merit to the Fatherland, the Third Class Order of Ukraine For Merit, the Ushinsky Medal, the Medal For Strengthening Combat Commonwealth, the Medal For Contribution to Development of Agro-Industrial Complex of Russia, the Medal For Assistance in Special Programs, the Badge “Honored Worker of Housing and Public Utilities in Russia”, the Certificate of Merit of the President of the Russian Federation, the Certificate of Merit of the Federation Council. He has awards from the Russian Orthodox Church, etc.