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People well-known in art, sport, film, fashion

Category Archive: Business

Victoria Shamis

Victoria Shamis
Victoria Shamis is a beautiful girl and the owner of Victoria’s Vintage boutique.
Victoria graduated from the University of the Arts London. During her studies she worked for the house of Alexander McQueen. While traveling to Paris with the husband Victoria met Didier Ludo. One of the greatest vintage collectors in the world was fascinated by Victoria and agreed to become an exclusive partner of her future boutique in Russia.
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Yulia Vizgalina – socialite, business woman

Yulia Vizgalina

Beautiful girl, socialite, business woman

Natural blonde, beauty with model looks always attracts admiring glances. She was a successful catwalk model in Europe and America.
Yulia Vizgalina is a founder of the Soho Jewelry and owner of the David Morris boutique. Her husband is Alexander Tarantsev, the head of the “Russian Gold” company. Yulia belongs to so-called Rublevka wives.
Rich people are sometimes bored so they choose the “fashionable” way to spend money. Yulia chose jewelry because she is a graduate gemologist and like every woman likes diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
Just have a look at Yulia’s jewelry!
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Tatiana Mikhalkova, Soviet model

Tatiana Mikhalkova, Soviet model

Tatiana Mikhalkova, Soviet model


Tatiana Mikhalkova (nee Shigaeva, according to some sources – Solovieva) was born on February 14, 1947 in Saalfeld (the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany).
Tatiana is a Russian public figure, president of the “Russian Silhouette” Foundation.
She spent her childhood in Voronezh, where she studied at the special English school. She graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages, worked as a guide-interpreter in “Inturist” and “Sputnik”, as a translator of children’s books and a teacher. Tatiana was one of the leading fashion models of Fashion House at Kuznetsky Bridge, where she worked with fashion designer Slava Zaitsev.
In 1997 she established and headed the “Russian Silhouette” Foundation.
In 2001 Tatiana Mikhalkova was awarded “Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts” by Russian Academy of Arts.
Tatiana is married Soviet and Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers’ Union, Nikita Mikhalkov. They have three children: Anna, Artyom and Nadezhda (who is an actress and designer).
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Svetlana Maniovich, known socialite

Svetlana Maniovich, known socialite

Svetlana Maniovich, known socialite


Svetlana Maniovich (nee Zakharova) is a known Russian socialite, ex-wife of Mikhail Maniovich, a businesswoman with an Israeli passport.
According to the Tatler magazine she is one of the most powerful blondes in Russia.
Svetlana graduated from the International Academy of Economics and Finance. She lived in two cities: Moscow and Tel Aviv.
In the early 1990s, she became the treasurer of the printing company H.G.S. Working there Svetlana met Mikhail Maniovich (who had left the Soviet Union in his childhood and lived in Israel). In 1994 they married. Svetlana was 22 and Mikhail was sixteen years older.
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Irina Volskaya

Irina Volskaya

Irina Volskaya


Irina Volskaya was born on December 9 into a theatrical family. Her father, Vladimir Tartakovsky is the director of Moscow Operetta Theater and her grandfather Isidor Tartakovsky headed Vakhtangov Theater.
Irina graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Faculty of Law and was awarded a Master of European Law.
She is a Chairman of the Committee on Culture.

Professional experience:
Art Director at CJSC Russian Gold;
Art Director, Marketing Director at JSC Avensis – Novikov groups;
President of the club in CJSC Prime Concept;
Managing partner of CJSC Quintessentially lifestyle group.
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Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire


Mikhail Prokhorov is a skilled businessman with a background in finance and natural resources, Russian billionaire and owner of the American basketball team the Brooklyn Nets. Mikhail participated in the presidential election on March 4, 2012 and took 3rd place (2nd place in Moscow and St. Petersburg), received 7.98% of the votes.
Mikhail was born on May 3, 1965 in Moscow. His sister Irina Prokhorova is a literary critic, editor and publisher of New Literary Review magazine. At school he had the nickname “Giraffe” because of his height.
While he was running Norilsk Nickel, the company became the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium. He is the former chairman of Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold producer, and former President of ONEXIM Group. He entered politics in June 2011. In June 2012 he became the leader of a new party – Civic Platform Party.
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Vlad Doronin and Naomi Campbell

Vlad Doronin and Naomi Campbell

Vlad Doronin and Naomi Campbell


Vlad Doronin is a Russian businessman, co-owner of the Capital Group.
Vlad (his full name is Vladislav) was born on July 11, 1962 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).
He graduated from the Moscow State University, MBA in Switzerland. In 1989 he began his professional career in the international trade company Mark Rich & Co. In 1991 Vladislav founded the Capital Group company, which has become one of the first private companies – participants of the project Moscow-City.
Vlad, property tycoon, has a penchant for high-living and beautiful women that has earned him the nickname of Moscow’s Donald Trump.
Doronin was the Businessman of the Year – 2009. In the same year he took the second place in the ranking of the most stylish men in Russia by GQ magazine.
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