Was born on April 24, 1969 in Nizhnekamsk.
Graduated from the law faculty of Kazan State University with a specialization in jurisprudence (1992). After graduation from the university he continued a full-time postgraduate study at the law faculty. He is a master of laws.
1988-1989 – service in the Soviet Army.
1993 – head of the Housing Privatization Agency of the Sovetsky District Administration of Kazan City.
1995-1997 – head of the Staff of the Sovetsky District Administration.
1997-98 – first deputy head of the Vakhitovsky District Administration – prefect of Kazansky Posad territory.
1998-2005 – head of Nizhnekamsk Region Administration and of Nizhnekamsk City (since 2005 – Mayor of Nizhnekamsk). Member of the Board of Directors of OAO Nizhekamskneftekhim.
2000 - 2004 – deputy of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan.
November 2005 – head of Kazan Administration.
2006 – head of the Executive Committee of the Municipality of Kazan.
March2006 – deputy of Kazan City Duma.
March17, 2006 – Mayor of Kazan.
April 2006 – member of UN Advisory Board on local government.
October 2006 – vice-president of Worldwide Organization ‘United Cities and Local Governments’ – president of the Eurasian regional section of Worldwide Organization ‘United Cities and Local Governments’.
Vice-president of the organization of World Heritage cities; International Assembly of Capitals and Cities; Russian Union of Historical Cities and Regions (Chamber Chairman of Historical Cities). He is on the board of the Union of Russian Cities.
Russian National Olympus award in the Best Mayor of Year nomination (2002);
Order for the sake of Russia (2003);
Medal in memory of 1000 Anniversary of Kazan (2005);
Order of Honour of the Russian Federation for the achievements in labour and longstanding conscientious work (2009);
Under his government Nizhnekamsk became the most improved city of Russia (2001);
Kazan was awarded ‘Best Municipal Formation’ on the II Russian contest (2007).
Married, has four children.
Hobbies: soccer, ice hockey, and music.