Russian journalist and political figure who first earned recognition as a writer for Moskovskij Komsomolets. He went on to become a State Duma deputy for the 158th Samara District and deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption.
He studied at Kikot Moscow University of the Ministry of the Interior of Russia.
He was given the Medal of Zhukov and Medal Defender of a Free Russia awards.
He was born and raised in Russia.
He wrote a piece in which he criticized the creation of the class of oligarchs during the presidency of Boris Yeltsin.