Russian Personalities

About people well-known in art, sport, film, fashion, music

 

Sergei Lazarev – famous singer

Sergei Lazarev
Sergei Lazarev is a singer, dancer and actor. He was born on April 1, 1983 in Moscow, Russia. Sergei’s parents divorced when he was quite small and his mother brought up two sons alone. At the age of four the future singer was engaged in gymnastics. Sergei became interested in music in his childhood and performed with various children’s ensembles. The boy also acted in the theater by Boris Pokrovsky.
In 1995, Lazarev became a soloist of the children’s collective Neposedy, the same group in which Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina (t.A.T.u.) met each other. The group participated in various well-known TV shows and festivals.
In September 1996 Sergei won the first prize at the contest Bravo Bravissimo in Italy.
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Mysterious Hyperborea by Vsevolod Ivanov

Mysterious Hyperborea by Vsevolod Ivanov

Mysterious Hyperborea by Vsevolod Ivanov

Hyperborea is the northern birthplace of humankind. Hyperboreans were mythical people who lived “beyond the North Wind”. They lived free of war and diseases. Most of the country was covered with rich and beautiful forests, “the garden of Apollo”. Hyperborea was ruled by three priests of the god Apollo. Some people placed Hyperborea in Siberia, others at the North Pole, and others – in Greenland.
Legend of ancient Hyperborea is one of the most controversial and intriguing alternative versions of history. Most people believe that it is a wonderful fairy tale. But Vsevolod Ivanov thinks it is a true story. The artist shows us strange Gods, herds of mammoths and the pagan rites of Vedic Russia. He paints the everyday life of the legendary land and its inhabitants. In his pictures we can see the mythic culture of northern ancestors. Wonderful images created by his imagination take you away from the real world.
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Valery Popenchenko – Russian Rocky

Valery Popenchenko – Russian Rocky

Valery Popenchenko – Russian Rocky


Valery Popenchenko was a legendary Soviet boxer, 1964 Olympic champion, the two-time European champion (1963, 1965), six-time champion of the USSR (1960-1965), Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1964). He was the only Soviet boxer – Val Barker Trophy winner. Sylvester Stallone borrowed his training techniques for the movie Rocky.
Valery was born on August 26, 1937 in Kuntsevo into the family of a military pilot. His father died during the Great Patriotic War when the boy was five years old. Valery studied at Tashkent Suvorov Military School. At the age of 12 he started boxing.
In 1955 Valery won the USSR championship among juniors. In the same year, after graduating from college with honors, he moved to Leningrad, where he was coached by Gregory Kusikyants.
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Vladimir Monomakh – Grand Prince of Kiev

vladimir monomakh

Ivan Bilibin. Saint Prince Vladimir. 1926


Vladimir Monomakh was Prince of Smolensk (1073-1078), Prince of Chernigov (1078-1094), Prince of Pereyaslav (1094-1113), Grand Prince of Kiev (1113-1125), statesman, military leader, and writer. He was a son of Prince Vsevolod Yaroslavich. His mother allegedly was the daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX Monomakh.
Vladimir was born in 1053. His childhood and youth he spent in Pereyaslavl. He was a leader of his father’s army and fought against the Cumans.
Vladimir Monomakh died on May 19, 1125. He is buried in the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev.
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Polina Butorina – young Russian Star

Polina Butorina – young Russian Star

Polina Butorina – young Russian Star


Polina Butorina is a young Russian singer, actress, TV presenter and model.
The girl was born on March 29, 2002 in Moscow. In 2006 she entered music school. She sang in the children’s choir and in 2008 began to play the piano. At the age of 8 Polina performed the song Christmas in the TV program Song as a Gift on My Joy channel. In 2010 her song Polite Song was recorded and the music video for it was broadcast on the same channel.
In 2012 Polina entered Yana Rudkovskaya’s STARS Academy. The first result of the work was the single Nobody’s Crying, which was released in October 2012. Evgeni Plushenko took part in the shot of the music video, which immediately took the first place in the Top Ten Children with Jana Rudkovskaya on Muz-TV.
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