Vasily Vasilievich was an assistant, senior lecturer, associate professor, dean, deputy director for academic research at the Shakhty State Pedagogical Institute (Rostov Region, 1956 - 1969). Since 1969, at the Lipetsk State Pedagogical Institute (University): professor, vice-rector for scientific work, head of the department of Russian language and general linguistics.
Also Vasily Vasilievich was organizer and participant of many scientific and methodological conferences and coordination meetings on problems of higher education (since 1976). He was a popularizer of linguistic knowledge in Lipetsk publications. He is the author of more than 160 scientific publications, including several monographs on syntax issues, two textbooks on the history of grammatical teachings in Russia and the USSR, and various textbooks.