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.

Nepyanov Victor
Penza, Russia
Milokumov Sergey
Yalta, Russia
Smirnov Viktor
Vladimir, Russia
Yaroslavtsev Anatoly
Reutov, Russia
Bychkov Victor
Kovrov, Russia
Gabunia Mikhail
Tbilisi, Georgia
Harshak Alexander
St.Petersburg, Russia
Telegin Vladimir
Vladimir, Russia
Shahumyan Haghtanak
Yerevan, Armenia