Born in 1975 in Moscow. Graduated from the Biology Faculty of Moscow State University, worked at the Institute of Protein Research. In 2001 he started to work as a film reviewer for the «Weekly Magazine». From 2004 to 2010 he was the editor of the «Cinema» section of the magazine Time Out. In 2014 he curated the Chinese cinema programme at the International Media Forum in Saint Petersburg. He teaches at the School of Cultural Journalism Pro Arte. Since 2012 he has been the Chief Editor of the «Cinema» section at Colta.ru.