In the period from 1986 to 1991 he studied at the Faculty of Philology of St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU) and received a diploma in "philologist-Russian scholar". At the Russian language department of the same university, he completed postgraduate studies and defended his thesis in 1996 on the topic “Linguistic and Poetic Analysis of Solemn Words of St. Cyril of Turov". He began teaching since 1992.
Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Language of St. Petersburg State University, Canadian College of St. Petersburg State University, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Field of Languages and Literature of St. Petersburg State University, and also teaches at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University (courses "Introduction to Philology: Text Structure", "Introduction to Historical and Descriptive Poetics", “Classical Russian novel”, “Russian poetic classics of the 20th century”, “Pushkin and Gogol: contrasting foundations of national classics”, “Narration” and others). He is a specialist in Russian literature of the 11th–14th and 19th–20th centuries (poetics of text, intertextuality, language models), paleo-linguistics, general poetics, history and methodology of philology and the humanities as a whole.
In the TV show “What?” Where? When? ”First participated in 1990 as part of the team of Irina Gandelyan. In total, he played 47 games, of which his team won 33. The first world champion in sports “What? Where? When?” 2002 as part of the Troyard team. The owner of four “Crystal Owls” (1991, 1994, 2000 and 2002), more (6) only from Alexander Druz. The owner of the red jacket of immortality (summer series 1991 and summer series 1994). He played actively between 1990 and 2005.