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Was born in Karaganda (Kazakhstan) on 26 May 1965.

From 1983 till 1985  conscript military service in the Soviet Armed Forces.

He began his career in 1985 as a stope mine worker in Kuzembaev mine, coal-mining complex Karagandavugillia.

In 1989 graduated from Karaganda Polytechnic Institute in Technology and Complex Mechanization of Underground Mining of Mineral Deposits.

From 1989 till 1991  Mine foreman of extraction area, Sokurska mine, Mines n.a. Kuzumbaev, coal-mining complex Karagandavugillia

In 1991 graduated from Staff retraining courses in Moscow institute of mines, and get the qualification of Engineer-economist.

From 1991 until 1993  consultant, JE SITEK, Moscow

In 1993-1994 Commercial director of CJSC Russkoe Toplivo Moscow.

From 1995 until 1996  Chief expert in CJSC ROL, Moscow.

In 1996-1997 Chief consultant in Milder International Ltd., Moscow.

Since 1999 domiciles in Ukraine.

From 1998 till 2006  Advisor to the President of the International Miners Congress on cooperation with Ukraine.

In 2006  2007  Peoples deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the V-th Congress. First deputy of the Committee head on Science and Education, member of the Partia Regioniv fraction.

From 2007 till 2010  Peoples deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the VI-th Congress. Member of the Committee on Budget, member of the Partia Regioniv fraction.

On June 10, 2010 appointed to the position of Director General of State Company on export and import of military and special goods and services Ukrspetsexport.

From January 11, 2011 till February 8, 2012  Director General of State Concern Ukroboronprom.

By the Decree of the President of Ukraine  the Supreme Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces  72/2012 as of February 8, 2012 appointed as the Minister of Defence of 


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