People's Artist of Russia
In 1974 he graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography (class of Professor Tatyana Soynikova).
Until 1978 he worked at the Theater for Young Spectators. A.A. Bryantseva. Played in 15 performances. From 1978 to 2008 - artist of the Alexandrinsky Theater.
Over the years of work at the Alexandrinsky Theater, he has performed in more than thirty performances. For many years he worked on the radio, participated in radio performances, read poems, prose, dubbed foreign films. At various times he collaborated with the Mariinsky Theatre, the Variety Theatre, the Academic Philharmonic and the Chapel.
In 1985 he received the honorary title of Honored Artist of the RSFSR, in 2001 - People's Artist of the Russian Federation. From June 2008 to the present, he has been the director of the GUK GMP "St. Isaac's Cathedral", chairman of the Academic Council of the Museum, coordinator of work with students. Professor of St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts and St. Petersburg Humanitarian University of Trade Unions.
The author of the idea and presenter of the series of documentaries "The Road to the Temple" about the Cathedrals of St. Petersburg. Permanent author of publications in St. Petersburg magazines. Author of the monographs "Museum and Personality", "Pedagogical Culturology of Museum Activities", "Art Pedagogy".
Member of the Union of Theater Workers of the Russian Federation. Since 2001, member of the Presidium of the Public Council of St. Petersburg. Since 2009 - Chairman of the Public Council - Advisor to the Governor of St. Petersburg.
Starred in films:
1982 - "Red Bells", directed by Sergei Bondarchuk (Russia/Italy);
1982 - "According to the Criminal Investigation Department", director Valery Mikhailovsky;
1984 - "Foreword to the Battle", directed by Nikolai Stanbula;
1992 - "Ladder of Light", directed by Gerard Michael McCarthy (Russia/Ireland);
1993 - "Roman of the Emperor", directed by Diamara Nizhnikovskaya);
1993 - "White Horse", directed by Geliy Ryabov;
2003 - "Do not quarrel, girls", directed by Igor Nikolaev;
2005 - "Spiral Staircase", director Dmitry Parmenov;
2005 - "The Master and Margarita", directed by Vladimir Bortko.