Director, screenwriter, producer. Born on April 9, 1940 in the city of Lodeynoye Pole (Leningrad Region). He studied at the University of Odessa (1959-1960). In 1965 he graduated from VGIK (workshop of the documentary film I. Kopalin). He was the director of the Odessa film studio, film studio "Lenfilm". He passed away on December 15, 2014.