1944 – Born on the 26th of June in the village of Mimrino, Orel Region.
1969 – He graduated with honors from Oryol Pedagogical College.
1980 – He worked as a part time student at the Academy of Social Sciences.
- Defended his thesis.
1963 – He served in the Soviet Army for three years and became the member of the Communist Party afterwards.
1971- Became the first Secretary of the Oryol Young Communist League (Regional committee)
1974 – He then served for the another committee: Communist Party Municipal Committee.
1983 – For six years he instructed the propaganda and campaign section of the CPCC (Communist Party Central Committee.)
1989 – Seated as the Deputy Head of the propaganda section of the CPCC.
1990 – He got elected as the Secretary of the Central Committee, member of the Comunist Party Politbureau, and as a Chairman of the permanent commission of the Russian CPCC on humanitarian and ideological problems.
1992 – On the 12th of June, he became the member of the presidium of the first Russian National Congress. After four months, he became a member of the National Salvation Front Organization Committee.
1993 – On the 13th of February, he became the Chairman of the Central Executive Committee. He also took a part in the 2nd congress of the National Salvation Front.
- On December of the same year, he was elected as the Deputy of the State Duma
1994 – Supported the “Accord for Russia” movement.
1995 – He later on became the Chairman of the Russian Communist Party Central Committee.
- On December of the same year, he was re-elected as the Deputy of the State Duma
1996 - Nominated by the Communist Party as party candidate for president. He also ran for president but unsuccessful.
- Elected Chairman of the "People's Patriotic Movement".
1999 – He channeled the Communist their attempt to impeach President Yeltsin.
2000 – He ran again for President and unsuccessful for the second time.
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