Education: 1981-1986 – Kazan state university, faculty of history
Language proficiency: English (proficient)
Director of the History Institute of the KFU
Doctor of historical sciences (05.05.1993) in the following specialty: Historical sciences and archeology. Dissertation name: “Management of a state village at the Kazan province in the end of 18th – first third of 19th century”.
From August 2007 – Director of the historical, architectural and arts open-air museum “Kazan Kremlin”; Deputy chairman (2002), Chairman (2006) of the Heraldic Council under the President of Tatarstan Republic. Member of the Commission in toponymy of the municipal establishment of Kazan.