Born in 1958.
In 1983 he graduated from the Moscow State University (Faculty of Philosophy, specialization - sociology); he worked in the area of industrial sociology and sociology of culture.
In late 1980s he was at the forefront of the creation of VCIOM. In 1988 - 1993 Tarusin was the head of VCIOM`s department of research. In the beginning of 1990s he transferred to the Public Opinion Foundation that separated from VCIOM; he has worked there as research director since 1993.
In 2001-2005 he was a leading specialist at the Monitoring.ru Company; and since the merger of ROMIR Company and Monitoring.ru Company he has been the head of Socio-Political and Elite Research Department.
Since 2005 he has been the head of Sociological Research Department at the Institute for Public Planning (INOP).
Tarusin is an author of numerous scientific articles and analytical papers.
He has been a member of Scientific and Expert Council of VCIOM since 2007.