Description Vaharsolt Balakthanov is a Chechnyan painter who is 44 years old. He had an honour to be elected as Chechnya’s best painter in 1996-1999. He graduated from the world famous Repin Institute in St. Petersburg. His paintings represent classical realism and he is specialized in landscape and portrait painting. Nowadays the artist lives in Finland with his family. He has had several exhibitions in Chechnya, Russia and Finland.