Artyom was born in 1980, and graduated from Izhevsk Technical University in 2004 with a degree in engineering. He has worked as an editor, designer and director, joining RT’s documentary department in 2005. Over his career, he has made more than a hundred documentaries on themes such as ecology, social events and war.
His films have won several awards. Among them: the silver prize at the New York Festivals Awards in 2008, the Grand Prix at the Khanty-Mansiysk Eco Festival in 2008 (for "Saving the Amur Tiger"), and a nomination in the "society" category at the World Mountain Documentary Festival in 2014 (for "My son, Ex-terrorist")