1964 - Graduated from Odessa College of Fine Art.
1965 - Travels to Central Asia where he paints extensively.
1967 - Together with Valentin Khrushch installed an unofficial outdoor exhibition of paintings outside the Odessa Opera House. The exhibition was put down by the authorities.
Sychov was one of the leading members of the Nonconformist "Odessa Group of Artists". He actively participated in the unofficial "apartment" exhibitions in the 1970's in Odessa and Moscow.