Honored Artist of the RSFSR (10/16/1974). People's Artist of the RSFSR (06/01/1989). Honored Worker of Culture of Poland (1976). In 1954, he entered the drama school them. Shchukin (course of LM Shikhmatov), after which since 1959 he worked at the Moscow Theater of Lenin Komsomol, in 1967 the actor appeared on the theater stage on Malaya Bronnaya, where, among other actors, he moved after the director AV. Efros, and in the same year came to the Theater of Satire, where he works to date. In total, while working at the Moscow Academic Theater of Satire, Derzhavin played more than 60 roles. The actor’s television show “The Tavern“ 13 Chairs ”brought him enormous popularity, in which he was given the role of moderator.