For ten years, Russov created a gallery of portraits that enriched the various types of modern portraiture. In the work on the portrait, Rusov manages to grab the fleeting state of the model, which, with prolonged posing, eludes most artists. He knows how to keep this first impression to the end and convey to the viewer. Therefore, in his works, nature is alive, and this feeling of a lively look of living people is almost the most exciting in the artist's portraits. Along with the expressiveness of the form, the portraits of Russov are distinguished by the depth and psychologism of the images, careful selection, and study of the model.
Still-life in the works of Russov is closely connected with the colorful and compositional tasks that the artist set for himself in the work on the portrait. Hence the sharpness and freshness of compositional solutions, the internal dramatic and tension in his works of this genre.