Ruslan graduated from the college at the Serebryakov Volgograd Municipal Institute of Arts and continued studying at the same Institute (class of Associate Professor, Honored Artist of Russia A. Sokirko).
He is a diploma winner at the contest of ensembles of the South of Russia in Rostov-on-Don.
Ruslan has been working in a symphony orchestra since 2000. He regularly performs as a soloist with the Institute's orchestra and his repertoire includes concerts by Vivaldi, Johann Christian Bach, Weber, Mozart, Danzi and Hummel. He is also the principal of the bassoon group at the Tsaritsynskaya Opera Theater orchestra.