He studied at the drama school named after MS. Schepkina (1940-1941), in 1951 he graduated from the directing department of VGIK (workshop of Igor Savchenko). In 1941-1945 he worked as an instrument technician at the Kazan and Ramensky factories. After graduation, he directed at the Kuibyshev studio of newsreel, in 1956-1958, directed by the Odessa Film Studio, then at the Lenfilm Film Studio. He put on several documentaries (“Village Club”, Kazan University ”and others). Co-writer of the movie “If You Leave” (1977, with Yuri Rybchinsky). He died on July 1, 1984 in the Bryansk region. He was buried at the “Memories of the Victims of January 9” cemetery in Leningrad.