Born January 1, 1930 in the village of Solomino in Kursk region (Russia). The participant of the great Patriotic war. Survived the Nazi occupation, was hijacked in Germany. After the war, he returned home. Worked at the factory. In 1968 he graduated from Moscow people's University of arts. N. To.Krupskaya. Since 1954 - lives and works in Yevpatoria. Since 1984 - member artists ' Union. Since 2001 - honored artist of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Since 1958 - participant of regional, Republican, Union and international (Hungary, Bulgaria, the Netherlands) exhibitions. In 2007 - winner of Annual city contest "Public recognition of Yalta". Solo exhibitions: Evpatoria (1967, 1971, 1982), Simferopol (1977, 1990), Sevastopol (1994), Kiev (2008, 2009). In 2003, in the framework of the Year of Russia in Ukraine was held a personal exhibition of V. Filatov, "Energy Crimea" in the State Tretyakov gallery in Moscow. Works are in Museum and private collections of Ukraine, Russia, Israel, Poland, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and other countries. Honored artist of the ARC.