Born in 1970.
1996 — Graduated from the School of Human Resource Management at Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
2000–2002 — Studied at the Department of Political Science and Sociology from the European University at St. Petersburg.
2002–2009 — PhD student at the Department of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor USA.
Since 2005 — Doctoral Candidate. Master of Sociology, EU; Leading Researcher at the Institute for Law Enforcement Problems, Lecturer at the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, EU. Author of the book “Rules of the game for a Russian entrepreneur” (2008).
Lives in St. Petersburg.