Ruslan is an agricultural businessman - running his own business that supplies agriculture machinery, such as tractors and combines, to local farmers. In addition, his company is working on the development of an agri-touristic complex in the Ulyanovsk region of Russia. He also gives regular lectures at the local Agri-University.
At the time of his Fellowship in 2011, Ruslan was Deputy Minister for Rural Territory Development in Ulyanovsk where he was responsible for modernising the agricultural sector of the region. He is now fulfilling this mission through his own business.
He has experience working in a variety of sectors including working for two years as a regional manager for the agricultural machinery supplier Kverneland Group, working for Ulyanovsk branch of "Alpha-bank", and as assistant to the chief of the department on strategic development for the government of the Ulyanovsk region.