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Ivan Ohlobystin – Russian actor

Ivan Ohlobystin – Russian actor

Ivan Ohlobystin – Russian actor

Ivan Ohlobystin is a Russian actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, journalist and writer, creative director of Baon company. He was a priest at the Russian Orthodox Church.
Ivan was born on July 22, 1966 in the Tula region. Later his family moved to Moscow, where the boy entered the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). He studied together with many future leaders of Russian cinema: Tigran Keosayan, Bakhtiyar Khudoynazarov, Fyodor Bondarchuk, Alexander Bashirov, Renata Litvinova, Roman Kachanov, Rashid Nugmanov and others. Ivan didn’t finish his studies because he went into the army.
In 1992 he graduated from the Institute. He made his debut in the film The Leg directed by Nikita Tyagunov and won the award for Best Actor at the festival Youth-91 (Ivan starred under a pseudonym because of superstitions).
In 1997, he played a role of a gangster in the film Mama Do not Cry.
On February 16, 1996 his play was premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre.
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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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Vladimir Zeldin – 100-year-old Russian actor

Vladimir Zeldin – 100-year-old Russian actor

Vladimir Zeldin – 100-year-old Russian actor

Vladimir Zeldin is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, People’s Artist of the USSR (1975). His name is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records – he is the oldest of the living artists of the USSR, and the oldest working actor in the world.
On February 10, 2015 he celebrated his 100th birthday. And even today you can see this great actor singing and dancing on the stage!
Vladimir was born on February 10, 1915 in Tambov province into the family of a musician and a teacher. His father, Mikhail Zeldin, was a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, trombonist and conductor, in 1918 he became a head teacher of the Music School. Vladimir’s mother was a housewife. Zeldin has a brother and three sisters. All children in the family were musically gifted and played various musical instruments. Vladimir plays trumpet, piano and violin. The boy was actively involved in sports – skiing, skating, football, volleyball, tennis.
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Vasily Livanov – best Sherlock Holmes

Vasily Livanov – best Sherlock Holmes

Vasily Livanov – best Sherlock Holmes

Vasily Livanov is a Soviet and Russian film actor, screenwriter, writer, film director, animator, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1981), People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1988). He became world famous as Sherlock Holmes in TV series directed by Igor Maslennikov, based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels. In 2006 Livanov was awarded the Order of the British Empire for the best classic screen image of Sherlock Holmes.
Vasily was born on July 19, 1935 in Moscow, USSR. He is a son of actor Boris Livanov and grandson of actor Nikolai Livanov (Izvolsky). His mother, Eugenia Kazimirovna was “one of the most charming women of Moscow”.
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Hollywood stars played Russians

Robin Williams Moscow on the Hudson

Robin Williams in the film Moscow on the Hudson


There are a lot of foreign actors played Russian people in different films. Russian viewers are always very sensitive to how Hollywood and Europe show their fellow citizens, because “Russian spirit” is something unique.
Let’s remember some colorful “Russian” characters in the western movies.

Robin Williams (Moscow on the Hudson, 1984)
The film shows the features of Soviet society – lack of goods, queues, censorship, and indoctrination of state ideology. The talented actor played the role of a Russian musician who escaped during a tour in America.
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Alexei Serebryakov – Russian actor

Alexei Serebryakov – Russian actor

Alexei Serebryakov – Russian actor


Alexei Serebryakov is a Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, Honored Artist of Russia (1998), People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (2010).
Alexei was born on July 3, 1964 in Moscow in a family of an engineer and a doctor. As a child, the future actor attended music school where he learned to play the accordion. At the age of 13 the boy was offered to play the role in the film Eternal Call. So his acting career began. Alexei graduated from the Lunacharsky State Institute of Theatre Arts. Then he worked as an actor in Syzran Drama Theater.
The actor gained fame after his roles in the films Fan (1989), The Sea Wolf (1990) and Afghan Breakdown (1991).
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Sofya Skya – Sofya Arzhakovskaya

Sofya Skya actress and Beauty Queen

Sofya Skya – actress and Beauty Queen


Sofya Skya is a Russian ballet dancer, an American film actress and Mrs. World 2006 winner. Her real name is Sofya Arzhakovskaya.
The beautiful girl was born on August 12, 1987 in St. Petersburg in a family of a dentist. Her grandmother is Emma Shchetinina, a famous harpist and teacher, Honored Artist of Bashkortostan.
The little girl liked dancing very much. At the age of ten, she joined children’s studio Music Hall, where she began to earn her own money. At the age of 12 Sofya moved to Ufa, where she entered Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy. 16-year-old girl joined the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Corps de Ballet member and participated in Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Snow White, Esmeralda, Raymonda.
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