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Marina Yesipenko, Russian actress

Marina Yesipenko, Russian actress

Marina Yesipenko, Russian actress


Marina Yesipenko is a Russian actress, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2001), host of the prestigious award ceremony Crystal Turandot.
Marina was born on July 30, 1965 in Omsk.
In 1987, she graduated from the Shchukin Theater School. After graduation the girl joined the State Academic Theater.
Since 2004, Marina and Oleg Mitiaev are hosts of an annual awards ceremony Bright Past, which takes place in the Chelyabinsk region.
Marina played in numerous performances: Glass of water, Princess Turandot, The Lady Without Camelias, Guilty Without Guilt, The Queen of Spades, The Lion in Winter, Night of the Iguana, Othello, Just a Gigolo, Masquerade, Mademoiselle Nitouche and others.
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Elena Polyakova, film actress

Elena Polyakova, film actress

Elena Polyakova, film actress


Elena Polyakova is a Russian theater and film actress.
She was born on August 2, 1979. Her first job was in the casino. In the daytime she studied at school and at night she worked. Then the girl got a job in one of the video studios, where she wrote annotations for films, and translated them. Elena was engaged in a drama studio.
Despite the fact Elena didn’t have the education she joined the State Theatre.
In 2004 she graduated from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
She made her debut in 2001 in Peter Todorovski’s film Life Is Full of Mischief.
Polyakova played more than fifty roles in movies.
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Nikita Dzhigurda performed Gangnam Style

Nikita Dzhigurda

Nikita Dzhigurda

Renowned actor and showman Nikita Dzhigurda performed a famous dance by Korean singer PSY – Gangnam Style, in Red Square.
In his words, with this dance he has canceled the End of the World.
51-year-old actor, dressed only a Scottish kilt and a T-shirt, singing Opa Dzhigurda danced in the main square of the capital, next to the Kremlin gates and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
It was cold outside, but an idea was worth it)
Dzhigurda promises, if the video recording Opa Dzhigurda gathers 21,000 views before December 21, he will record the full Russian version. He is going to shoot the video in the barn with the pigs. This is Dzhigurda!
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Gia Skova, Hollywood actress and model from Saratov

Gia Skova, Hollywood actress and model from Saratov

Gia Skova, Hollywood actress and model from Saratov


Gia Skova is a famous Hollywood model and actress of Russian origin.
Gia (her real name is Gulia Skovorodina) was born on August 21, 1991 in Saratov. The girl began her career at the age of 12. 15-year-old girl was the winner of the contest The Beauty of the Volga. Then she worked in modeling agency Modus and took part in several large projects in Italy, France, Spain, and several Asian countries. Gia’s photos have appeared on many magazine covers around the world.
Skova starred in several Russian television series and became a celebrity in her native country.
In 2010 she moved to the United States to continue her career as a model and an actress.
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Viktor Tsoi, legend of Soviet rock

Viktor Tsoi, legend of Soviet rock

Viktor Tsoi, legend of Soviet rock

Viktor Tsoi was a Soviet musician, leader of the band Kino. He was one of the pioneers of Russian rock and had many devoted fans. And there are a lot of his fans even today!
Viktor was born on June 21, 1962 in Leningrad into the family of a schoolteacher and a Soviet Korean engineer. In 1977 Tsoi was expelled from the Serov Artistic Academy for poor grades. At the age of 17, Viktor began to write songs. In the 1970s – 1980s, rock was an underground movement limited mostly to Leningrad, rock music was not popular with the government. Tsoi went to underground concerts of Leningrad rock musicians. After Boris Grebenshchikov’s solo concert Viktor played two of his own songs to him. Boris was very impressed by his talent and took him under his wing. It was the beginning of Tsoi’s rock music career.
In 1982 Tsoi debuted on the stage. His innovative lyrics and music impressed the crowd.
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Ksenia Rappoport, Russian actress

Ksenia Rappoport, Russian actress

Ksenia Rappoport, Russian actress


Ksenia Rappoport is a Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russian Federation (2009).
She was born on March 25, 1974 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into the family of an engineer and an architect. At school she was fond of Puppet Theater.
Her debut was in the film Go Out, when the future actress was 16 years old.
In 2000 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academy of Dramatic Art (SPbGATI) and was immediately invited to the Maly Drama Theatre.
Ksenia played in such plays as The Seagull by Chekhov, Claustrophobia, Uncle Vanya (was awarded the prize Gold Sofit in 2003 as Best Actress), Play Without a Title directed by Lev Dodin, Servant of Two Masters and Antigone.
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Elena Yakovleva – actress, who played the role of Vanga

Elena Yakovleva

Elena Yakovleva – Russian actress


The film company Favorit Film started shooting the 12-part film Vangelia about the legendary soothsayer.
Vangelia Dimitrova or Vanga (31 January 1911 – 11 August 1996) was a blind Bulgarian mystic, supposed clairvoyant and herbalist who spent most of her life in the Rupite area in the Kozhuh mountains, Bulgaria.
Elena Yakovleva agreed to play the role of 70-year-old Vanga. Three actresses refused to play this role. A special mask to make Elena old had been preparing for six months. And it took five hours daily to make Makeup.
Many of the actors were personally acquainted with Vanga. Moreover, she had predicted some of them roles in “Vangelia”.
They say, the series will be shown in autumn 2013 on the First Channel.
There is the scene of Vanga’s meeting with Hitler in the film. On February 2, 1943 Hitler came to know his fate. The Vanga’s words were: “You should not go to Russia, you’ll lose”. But Hitler did not believe her.
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