Ruslan is a native of Kharkov, Ukraine's second largest city and a graduate of the city's Collage of Art. He continues to reside and work in the city. His paintings have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Working mainly in oils, Ruslan's preference is for romantic seascapes and natural landscapes, especially at sunset. Through his interpretation of their tranquillity, appreciation of their natural colours and their relationship with the sun's natural light he is able to transform otherwise ordinary scenes in to paintings of great beauty.