Born in Sevsk, Orel Gubernia, in 1898.
In the 1910s studied under M.I. Ignatiev at the Zvantseva school of drawing and painting in Petersburg.
Between 1918 and 1924 studied under D.N. Kardovsky and O.E. Braz at the State Free Art Workshops of Petrograd (VKhUTEMAS from 1921).
Exhibited from 1925.
Member of the ĎArtists Communeí (1925-1927).
A founding member of the ĎArtists Circleí society (1926-1932).
Did paintings and graphic works.
Died in Leningrad in 1952.
In 1957 the Leningrad Department of the Artistsí Union held Rusakovís first solo show.