He was born on February 28, 1955 in Frankfurt an der Oder, the German Democratic Republic
He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineering in 1978;
He graduated from the Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation in1992.
1978 – 1980, Urgent military service
1980 – 1981, a Job superintendent of Construction Department No. 4 of the building repair group of the Moskvoretsky District of Moscow
1981 – 1986, the Head of Department, Deputy Head of the main Procurement Department of the Ministry of Horticultural Economy of the RSFSR
1986 – Deputy Head of package manufacture and distribution of the main Procurement Department of the State Agriculture Committee of the RSFSR
1986 – 1992 – Deputy General Director of Moskva Agro-Industrial Complex – Chairman of Agropromservice Technical Engineering Group.
1992 – 1997, the Deputy Head of Administration, Head of the Agricultural Administration of the Lyuberetski District, the Moscow Region
1997 – 1998, the Head of the Economics Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Products, RF
1998 – 1999, the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Products
1999 – 2000 – Minister of Agriculture and Food Products
2000 – 2004, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture
2004 – 2009, the Minister of Agriculture
2009 – 2017, the Governor of the Voronezh Region
Since December 25, 2017 – the Plenipotentiary of the President in the Central Federal District.
Since May 18, 2018 – the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
Awards and titles
Full State Counselor of the Russian Federation of the 1st class
Honored employee of agriculture of the Russian Federation and honored economist of the Russian Federation
Doctor of Economics
He received many awards