Education: The Karelian state pedagogical university, Nature-geographical faculty. A speciality - geography. Diplomas: The bachelor's degree, The diploma of the school's teacher (geography).
Postgraduate study of Institute of economic of The Karelian research centre at The Russian Academy of Sciences. A speciality 08.00.05 - Economy and management of a national economy. A dissertation's theme - "Methodical bases of territorial strategic planning (for example of The Republic Karelia)". Protection date: 27.11.2001
Major research trends: regional economic
Key words: regional economic, inter-regional competition, strategic planning, territorial marketing, regional economic policy
Scientific publications: More than 120 publications.
Scietific-organizational and expert activities:
The vice-chairman of Expert council at the Ministry of economic development of Republic Karelia
The head of Expert group of Agency of Strategic Initiatives for monitoring of The Standard on improvement of investment climate in Republic Karelia
Vice-chairman Board of directors of Development's Corporation of Republic Karelia
Member of the Russian association of experts in economic development of territories (ASSET)
Member of Supervisory board of Business-incubator of Republic Karelia
The member of Council on improvement of investment climate in Republic Karelia
Participation in projects, grants:
Program "The Basic directions of activity of Government RK on social and economic Republic Karelia developments in 2002-2006" (2001-2002).
The Karelian state pedagogical university (Course: Economic and social geography of Russia).