Well-known Russian Sculptor and video artist. Bronze sculptures created by Alexey Blagovestnov can be found in many cities of Russia. Among those monuments one can find: monuments to Andrey Tarkovsky , Vasily Shukshin and Gennady Shpalikov in Moscow Institute of Cinematography, Vyacheslav Tikhonov in Novodevichye Cemetery, Alexander Abdulov in Khanty-Mansiysk, monument to Victor Tsoy and others. He was awarded with the Fist Prize for the monument to Victor Tsoy at the Contest of Young Artists in Tretyakov Gallery (2003). For the monument to graduates of Moscow Institute of Cinematography he was awarded with the medal of the Art Academy (2010). Founder of Ars AppicusArs Appicus.