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Category Archive: Music

Yulia Ahonkova, singer and model

Yulia Ahonkova, singer and model

Yulia Ahonkova, singer and model


Yulia Ahonkova (Julia Kova) was born on February 5, 1985 in Tuchkovo, Moscow region.
Yulia is a Russian singer and model.
She was chosen as Miss Russia Universe 2003, but was unable to compete in Miss Universe pageant due to her age (she was only 17 years old). In fact, she had to be 18 by February 1st of that year, while her birthday is on the 5th. Julia participated in the Miss Europe beauty pageant later that year instead. She started her singing career in Russia as Juliet and released two songs. Later she moved to the USA, changed her stage name to Julia Kova and started singing in English.
First album This Is Me was produced by Scott Storch. The first Yulia’s songs were Crush, Illegal Angel and Candy Boy.
In the mid-2000s, she collaborated with Victor Drobysh and Joseph Prigogine. In 2009 Ahonkova returned to Russia from the U.S. and began to work with production center by Victor Drobysh and Igor Matvienko.
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Alina Sandratskaya, film and theater actress

Alina Sandratskaya, film and theater actress

Alina Sandratskaya, film and theater actress


Alina Sandratskaya is a Russian theater and film actress.
Alina was born on May 22, 1984 in Moscow. In her childhood the girl sang in Moscow Academic Chamber Music Theater.
She graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. From 2001 to 2005 Alina performed at the Moscow Theater Vernisazh.
Her first roles in films were sporadic, and the first memorable role was in the TV series The Circus Princess. In 2008 Alina was suggested a major role in the TV novel Wedding Ring.
She likes singing and wants to release her solo album.
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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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Inna Zhelannaya, founder of the group Farlanders

Inna Zhelannaya, founder of the group Farlanders

Inna Zhelannaya, founder of the group Farlanders

Inna Zhelannaya is a Russian singer, founder of the group Farlanders (1994-2004).
Inna was born on February 20, 1965 in Moscow.
In 1989, Inna decided to work with the rock band Alliance. In 1994 the album Made in White received the Grand Prix de Radio France (Radio France International) for Best pop and rock music in the East.
Inna, the first world music star of Russia, is known for combining old, Russian folk songs with modern music productions.
In October 1998, the Moscow company Green Wave Records released the CD Foreigner, recorded in the Netherlands. In late 1998, the band performed at the world’s largest forum of Ethnic Music Worldwide Music Expo (WOMEX) in Stockholm, after which received many invitations from different countries. Since 1998, the group FARLANDERS takes part in many festivals of ethnic, jazz, pop and rock music acts in Germany, the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland (including concert at the famous Sopot Festival), Czech Republic, Singapore, Scotland. Its concerts are broadcasted by European radio and television stations – BBC (UK), ZDF, NDR, WDR, Radio Bremen (Germany), Radio France International (France), Radio Netherlands (Netherlands), Polish and Czech Television.
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Anastasiya Karpova, singer

Anastasiya Karpova, singer

Anastasiya Karpova, singer


Anastasiya Karpova was born on November 2, 1984 in Balakovo, Saratov Oblast, Russia.
Although the girl was very interested in music from an early age, Karpova dedicated herself to dance and became a member of the ballet troupe Street Jazz.
Anastasiya is a Russian singer, best known as a member of girl group Serebro. She became a member of the group after Marina Lizorkina left it in 2009. Karpova joined Elena Temnikova and Olga Seryabkina as a new singer of the trio.
Karpova appeared in public as a member of the group for the first time at the Radio Hit Group Award in Saint Petersburg on 25 June 2009. She has also recently recorded a completely new song with Serebro, Like Mary Warner, and filmed a music video for the song.
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Anzhelika Varum, pop singer and actress

Anzhelika Varum
Russian pop singer, actress, Honored Artist of Russian Federation (2011), Anzhelika Varum (her real name is Maria Varum) was born on May 26, 1969 in Lvov, USSR in a creative family. Her father Yuri Varum was a composer, and her mother Galina Shapovalova worked as a theater director. Her parents toured a lot, so the little girl was brought up by her grandmother. The father was totally against Soviet music schools and taught his daughter himself. Maria began playing the piano at the age of five. She was a very talented girl and even toured with the school theater group.
After school Anzhelika went to Moscow to study at the Theatre Institute. However, she failed exams and worked as a backing vocalist in her father’s studio.
In 1990, Anzhelika recorded the song “Midnight Cowboy”, which became a hit. With the same song the singer participated in the TV program “Morning Star”.
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Olga Seryabkina, singer–songwriter

Olga Seryabkina, singer–songwriter

Olga Seryabkina, singer–songwriter


Olga Seryabkina is a Russian singer–songwriter. She is famous for being a member of female group Serebro, which took the third place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007.
Olga was born on April 12, 1985 in Moscow.
At the age of 7 Olga was engaged in ballroom dancing. Ten years later, at the age of 17 the girl got the rank of the candidate master of sports, and she took part in many international competitions. From 2004 to 2006 she worked as a backup singer and dancer for the Russian singer Iraklij.
Then she joined the group Serebro, where she was invited by Elena Temnikova. In 2007 Seryabkina started to write songs for the group. She is also the author of songs for Julia Savicheva, Gluk’oZa and others.
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