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.

Vasilyeva Irina
St.Petersburg, Russia
Shahumyan Haghtanak
Yerevan, Armenia
Nepyanov Victor
Penza, Russia
Shapovalov Sergey
Lvov, Ukraine
Shinyaev Nikolay
Elista, Russia
Matushevsky Jury
Vladimir, Russia
Nabiulin Alexander
Kirov, Russia
Petrov Leonid and Valentina
St.Petersburg, Russia