Born in 1963. Higher education.
Candidate of political science.
Married, has a daughter.
1987 - 1991 - participated in informal
movement, one of the founders
and authors of the independent newspaper Khronograph
1990 - 1995 - Deputy head of the International
Humanitarian and Political Research
In 1994 - 2003 - member of the State
Duma, the Yabloko faction,
deputy chair of the Local-Self Government Committee.
Prepared 82 laws
of the Russian Federation on protection of human rights,
governing, housing and communal services sector, local
public movement and political parties, anti-corruption
laws, as well
as laws in the fields of national security and ecology.
1996 - 2000 - succeeded in persuading
the government to annually allot
several millions roubles for the Kurchatov Nuclear
reconstruction of its infrastructure and improvement
measures of this nuclear facility. In 2004 the government
stage by stage evacuation of radioactive waste (preserved
for 60 years
at the Institute's grounds ) should be evacuated from
2001 - 2008 - deputy chair of the
YABLOKO party. Participated in the
development of the key programme documents of the
party - the
Democratic Manifesto and the Seven Steps Towards Equal
2002 - initiated a movement against
imports of nuclear waste into
Russia. In 2003 - President of Russia appointed him
member of the
Commission for Control Over Nuclear Waste Imports
Organised public inspection of the largest nuclear
facility in Russia
(in the Krasnoyarsk region). This campaign resulted
improvement of security measures at the facility.
2005 - 2009 - elected deputy of the
Moscow City Duma, head of the
Yabloko faction. Engaged in protection of human rights,
enhancing of parliamentary control over the Moscow
Government and the
Moscow budget expenditures, solution of the problems
of the housing
and communal services sector, fights for preservation
2008 - elected Chairman of the Russian
United Democratic Party YABLOKO