Artists / Honored artist

Meritorious Artist, Zasluzhenny artist, also translated as Merited Artist, Deserved Artist or Distinguished Artist or Honorary Artist is an honorary title in the Soviet Union, Russian Federation, Union republics, and Autonomous republics, also in some other Eastern bloc states, as well as in a number of post-Soviet states.
The title is awarded by a national government to painters for exceptional achievements in arts.

Shapovalov Sergey
Lvov, Ukraine
Astaltsev Viktor
Moscow, Russia
Poletayev Mikhail
Moscow, Russia
Timofeev Alexander
Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Saitov Ernst
St.Petersburg, Russia
Sergienko Anatoly
St.Petersburg, Russia
Vasilyeva Irina
St.Petersburg, Russia
Kuvin Anatoly
Vladimir, Russia
Gabunia Mikhail
Tbilisi, Georgia
Fedoseev Alexander
Cheboksary, Russia
Balakshin Evgeniy
Saransk, Russia
Shahumyan Haghtanak
Yerevan, Armenia
Emelyanov Aleksandr
Barnaul, Russia
Papko  Valentin
Krasnodar, Russia
Kochukov Nikolay
St.Petersburg, Russia
Shinyaev Nikolay
Elista, Russia