He was born on 1 June 1976 in Khabarovsk. He was a serious sportsman in his childhood and teenage years, he did such martial arts as sambo and judo. When he was 17 he moved to Moscow and entered the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) to study at the faculty of film-directing (workshop of K.Shakhnazarov). For practice as a second-year student, he made a short film THE HEAVY WORK OF OLD MOIRAI that was very well received at festivals. When he was a third year student, he and Denis Rodimin, a graduate of the faculty of screenwriting, wrote together a screenplay of a feature-length film called BIMMER. Later Buslov made this film and was nominated for the “Nika” award in the "Best Director" category.