Check out his site, where (unlike many of us) the artist is happy to show you the mechanisms that bring the automata to life.
One of my favorites is a upgraded version of the magician doing the cups and balls trick. Anatoly Zayaruzny's version incorporates a novel mechanism to allow tall items to appear.
The monkey lute player has a video that shows that the figure plays, then stands up, and bows!
Here's the link to the magician automaton by Anatoly Zayaruzny.
Here's the link to the magician's internal mechanics.