People's Artist of the Republic of Belarus (1996). The theater life of Valery Filatov began in 1970, when he graduated from the Belarusian Theater and Art Institute. His talent shone not only on the stage of the Kupalovsky Theater, but also on the stage of the Moscow rival theater, the Russian. This list can be supplemented by the Mogilyov regional theater of drama and comedy named after Dunin-Martsinkevich in Bobruisk. However, it was the scene of the Yanka Kupala Theater that presented most of his most prominent roles.