He was born on February 7, 1977 in the village of Orikhovitsa, Uzhgorod district, Transcarpathian region. In 1984-1988 he studied at the elementary school of Orikhovitsa village, in 1988-1992 – at the secondary school №17 of Uzhgorod. In 1992 he graduated from 8 classes of high school №17 of Uzhgorod city, in 1995 – vocational school №19 of Uzhgorod city (now – Uzhgorod professional lyceum) with specialty "carpenter-maker".
In 1995-1997 he served conscript in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
After the army he worked as a security guard, a cabinet maker.