Born in 1961.
In 1983 — Degree, Economics Department, Leningrad State University.
1983–1988 — Tought economics at the Leningrad Chemical and Pharmaceutical Institute.
1988–1990 — PhD Student at the Department of Economics of Modern Capitalism (now the Department of Economics of Foreign Countries), Leningrad State University.
1990 — PhD in Economic Sciences.
1991 — Worked in the Committee for Economic Reform of the Leningrad Executive Committee.
1991–1993 — Columnist at “Chas Pik” newspaper.
1993–1996 — Columnist for the “St. Petersburg Echo” newspaper.
1996–2008 — Columnist for the weekly “Delo” (in 2001–2008, deputy editor-in-chief).
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Journalism, St. Petersburg State University.
Since 2008 — Research Director at the European University in St. Petersburg's Centre of Modernization Studies.
Lives in St. Petersburg.