KABARDINO-BALKARIA, 7 March, Caucasus Times. Famous artist Mikhail Shemyakin who is currently visiting Kabardino-Balkaria, has been awarded a honorary title of National Artist of Kabardino-Balkaria. Sources in the administration of the Kabardino-Balkarian President told CaucasusTimes correspondent that President of Kabardino-Balkaria Arsen Kanokov signed a decree awarding this title to Mikhail Shemyakin.
Presidential decree stresses that the title of National Artist is given to Shemyakin “for his especial merits in the field of fine arts and for creating outstanding art works in sculpture and graphics”.
Mikhail Shemyakin, who has some Kabardinian roots, arrived on Nalchik on 6 March upon the invitation from Kabardino-Balkarian President Arsen Kanokov. During his visit, Shemyakin is going to take part in the opening of the exhibition devoted to spherical objects, to meet with republican intelligentsia, representatives of the business circles and local artists. This is Shemyakin’s second visit to Kabardino-Balkaria.