People's Artist of the RSFSR

People's Artist of the RSFSR (Russian: Народный артист РСФСР, Narodnyj artist RSFSR) was an honorary title granted to Soviet Union artists, including theatre and film directors, choreographers, music performers, and orchestra conductors, who had outstanding achievements in the arts, and who lived in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR). This title was one rank below Meritorious Artist of the RSFSR and one above People's Artist of the USSR.

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The title was introduced on 10 August 1931.[1] In 1992, after the RSFSR was renamed as the Russian Federation, it was replaced with People's Artist of Russia.


This title is not to be confused with the title which is spelled in Russian Народный художник РСФСР, and which was granted for achievements in the visual arts.


  1. ^ "Звания почётные". Great Soviet Encyclopedia (in Russian). Retrieved 23 January 2016.