Sportscaster and television personality who rose to prominence for his tenure with the networks NTV and NTV Plus. He is best known for his coverage of soccer events such as the UEFA Champions League.
In the early 1980's, he played soccer for Spartak-2 but retired due to a knee injury.
He worked in the legal department of a bank after graduating from college.
He was married to Nadezhda Cherdantseva.
He and Vitalii Volochai are both Russian sportscasters.