Russian-born politician who joined the Party of Regions and began serving as a member of Verkhovna Rada in 2012. Four years later, he was accused of corruption by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and was stripped of his parliamentary immunity.
He was educated at National Transport University in the Ukraine.
He's also a professional show jumping rider and competed in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.
His wife was Miss Ukraine 1997 Kseniya Kuzmenko. He has 2 children.
He posted an Instagram photo with equestrian Rodrigo Pessoa in December 2018.