honored Artist of the Russian Federation
«I, a dramatic actor, came to the Obraztsov Theater, a puppet theater, and stayed there. Why? Because every year I am getting more convinced of how difficult everything is here, but also how many things you can play here.
On a live stage, in a drama theater, I would never be able to play so many of my favorite roles for such a long period of time in the way I have a talent for - with a voice and a firm hand inside a puppet. ... God blessed me - and I ended up in this theater!»