Russian Personalities

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

Category Archive: Business

Svetlana Bondarchuk, business lady

Svetlana Bondarchuk, business lady

Svetlana Bondarchuk, business lady

Svetlana Bondarchuk (her maiden name is Rudskaya) is a model, TV presenter, editor-in-chief of Hello! magazine (since 2006), the owner of the PR-agency, and wife of Russian film director Fyodor Bondarchuk.
Svetlana was born on December 17, 1968 in Moscow.
She was fond of fencing and achieved the title of Candidate for Master of Sports.
Sveta won the contest Burda Moden. In 2007 became the face of the well-known cosmetics company.
Svetlana worked as a presenter of programs Fashion Vaccine and Dress Up Your Girlfriend on Home TV channel.
Bondarchuk was a host of the television contest You Are a Supermodel on STS channel.
In 2008, Svetlana tried to start her own project – the magazine Icons. 10 issues of the magazine were published with the support of Forward Media Group. The magazine was closed in 2009 because of the crisis, having earned a reputation as “the strangest Russian gloss”.
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Julia Kurbatova, music producer

Julia Kurbatova, music producer

Julia Kurbatova, music producer

Julia Kurbatova is a music producer and one of the founders of the American music label – JK Music Group.
Julia became a welcome guest at all the iconic events of the Hollywood (annual Music Awards Grammy, the main Academy Award Oscar, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards).
The girl was a model of the modeling agency Red Stars, but it was just a hobby for her.
Walter Afanasiev, Julia Kurbatova and Oleg Shmelev opened the label of classical music ASK Music Group.
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Yana Rudkovskaya – TV, music producer

Yana Rudkovskaya
Yana Rudkovskaya is a beautiful woman, Dima Bilan, Evgeny Plushenko, Vlad Sokolov’s manager, TV host and music producer. Now she is a CEO of Franck Provost salons in Russia. From 1998 to 2001 she owned “French Beauty Studio” salons.
In 2003 Yana opened Grand La Scala Fashion Group. Today these boutiques represent such brands as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, Dsquared and others.
Yana was born on January 2, 1975 in Moscow into a family of military personnel. Her childhood Yana spent in Barnaul, Russia. After school, she entered the Altai State Medical University.
In 2005 Rudkovskaya became Russian singer Dima Bilan’s producer. It so happened that before the death Yury Aizenshpis asked Yana to go with Dima to 2005 Russian Music Awards ceremony. Rudkovskaya not only supported Dima at the ceremony, where he won two awards, but did not leave him in his future endeavors.
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Anna Chapman

Anna Chapman is a beautiful Russian spy. She was living in New York, United States when she was arrested on suspicion of working for the Illegals Program spy ring under the Russian Federation’s external intelligence agency. On 8 July 2010 she was deported back to Russia, as part of a prisoner swap.
Anna Chapman
Anna Chapman (nee Anna Kushchyenko) was born on February 23, 1982 in Volgograd. Her father, Vasily Kushchenko was a diplomat, who served in Papua – New Guinea, Kenya and Zimbabwe. However, according to Anna he was a senior KGB officer. Anna’s mother worked as a Math teacher. Anna has a younger sister Ekaterina.
After school Anna Kushchenko entered the Russian Peoples’ Friendship University.
In the summer of 2001 during a tourist trip to the UK Anna met Alex Chapman, her future husband. In March 2002 Alex came to Moscow, where they got married.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, Anna married A. Chapman to obtain a British passport.
In 2003 after graduation from the University Anna and her husband went to the UK, where they established Southern Union company.
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Natalie Glebova — Russian Canadian Miss Universe

Natalie Glebova

Natalie Glebova — Russian Canadian Miss Universe

Natalie Glebova is a Russian Canadian beauty queen who has won the title Miss Universe 2005.
Beautiful girl was born on November 11, 1981 in Tuapse, Krasnodar region, Russia. She is a classical pianist and also has won various regional gymnastics championships.
In 1996 her family moved to Canada. After school Natalie entered the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information. At the same time her parents were offered a job in the U.S. city of Boston. Natasha was left alone. The girl was very sad and her friends offered to participate in Miss Canada 2005 contest.
Glebova, inspired by Oxana Fedorova’s victory, who became the most beautiful girl in the world in 2002, decided to try her luck… After the victory Natasha got a lot of marriage proposals. But the girl refused to marry tycoons, known producers and film actors.
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Natalia Melnikova – photography art

Natalia Melnikova phographer

Natalia Melnikova – beautiful photographer

Natalia Melnikova is not only very beautiful woman, but a stylist and highly successful photographer. She began her career as a photographer in 2000. Currently Natalia is collaborating with many glossy magazines in Moscow, being the author of many covers and publications. Natalia is from Moscow, she also has a studio in London, gives master classes, sharing secrets and techniques in lighting for Boudoir. She achieves high quality in photography playing with different adjustments of color temperature and mixing Halogen light with natural, producing very unusual effect photographs and all this is accompanied by a charming sensual model.
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Ornella Muti – Italian actress with Russian roots

ornella muti

Ornella Muti – beautiful actress

Ornella Muti is a legend of the world cinema, talented actress, outstanding personality and just a very beautiful woman.
Charming Italian actress was born on March 9, 1955. Her real name is Francesca Romana Rivelli. Her maternal grandparents were Russian nobles and had to leave Russia in 1917. They immigrated from Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, Russia) to Estonia. She has an older sister, Claudia (born in 1951). Unfortunately, her father died when the girl was 10 years old.
At the age of 13 Ornella worked as a model for the Italian magazine – Fotoromanzi. At the same time she began working as an artist’s model and posed nude for erotic magazines.
To tell the truth, the girl never dreamed of becoming an actress. Her sister Claudia persuaded Ornella to go with her to a casting for a new film. And the girl received the role in the film The Most Beautiful Wife, which became her debut one.
You know, Ornella has primarily worked in Italian films, but she made her British film debut as Princess Aura in Flash Gordon in 1980. American movies she appeared in include Oscar (1991) and Once Upon a Crime (1992).
Muti was voted The Most Beautiful Woman in the World in 1994 by a worldwide poll of readers of the Class magazine.
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