Midfielder who has gained fame for his play in Russian club soccer, including for Lokomotiv Moscow since 2010. He helped lead the club to victory at the 2017-2018 Russian Premier League.
He played in Spartak Moscow's youth academy between 1999-2005.
He led Lokomotiv Moscow to Russian Cup victories in 2015 and 2017. He played for Russia at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
His wife's name is Anastasia Kostenko. He has one daughter named Anastasia.
He and Igor Denisov have played as teammates for Lokomotiv Moscow.