Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, Professor at the Department of Design and Interior Arts, Ulyanovsk State University, Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation, People’s Artist of the Republic of Dagestan. Honoured Doctor of the Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts. Honoured member of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts. Honorary citizen of the Ulyanovsk Region and cities of Ulyanovsk, Baku, Kaspiysk. He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts (2011, 2015), Orders of St. Constantine the Great, St. Stanislaus, St. Anna, II degree, Gold Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He takes part in charitable projects for building and restoration of Russian Orthodox churches, supports many charity foundations. His personal exhibitions are held in Russia, the USA, Belgium, Ecuador, the UK, Italy, the Ukraine, Turkey, Bahrain.