Andrey Alexandrovich graduated from 7 classes of the Kazym School. Then, after the army, he entered the Salekhard Veterinary College. After graduating from the College, he worked as a chief veterinarian at the state farm «Kazymsky». After retiring in 1991, he organized an open-air Ethnographic Museum in the village of Kazym. He was its first Director. At the moment, he is the performer of sacred songs of the ritual complex of the Ob Ugrians the "Bear’s Holiday".