Lt. Gen. Gennady Zhidko was born in 1965.
In 1987 he graduated from the Tashkent Higher Tank Command School.
In 1997, he graduated from the Military Academy of Armored Troops, in 2007 - the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
He took main command positions from the commander of a tank platoon to the chief of staff - the first deputy commander of a combined-arms army of the Central Military District. From 2017, he served as Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
In 2017, Lt.Gen. Gennady Zhidko was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation by decree of the President of the Russian Federation.
Lt.Gen. Gennady Zhidko was awarded: Order For Military Merit, For Service To The Fatherland, 4th Degree With Swords, Medal For The Service To The Fatherland, II Degree, and eight medals.