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Category Archive: Television

Witty Faina Ranevskaya

Faina Ranevskaya
Philosopher with a cigarette, scandalous person, terribly lonely, vulnerable and sympathetic soul …
These words are about the great actress, incredibly talented woman, witty and unique Faina Ranevskaya.
“Ranevskaya” was her pseudonym which later became an official surname
During her career Ranevskaya didn’t play any grandiose role, but nevertheless she was among ten best actresses of the twentieth century. She was loved by simple people and adored by the leaders.
Hard to believe, but Ranevskaya’s first contract role was “heroine kokett”. Critics compared her with a sparkling hummingbird. However Ranevskaya had terribly complexes about her appearance. “Can you imagine Ophelia with such nose? ” – said a great actress.
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Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria

Pogrebnyak and Maria
Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria take part in a TV show called “Meet the Russians”, which airs on Fox Sky and Virgin TV channels from September 25. The project shows wealthy Russians living in London.
According to the press reports, Ukrainian singer Kamaliya and her husband, fashion photographer Dmitry Oskin and former model Julia Zaporozhenko are also involved in the project.
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Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakova

Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakova

Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakova

Evgeniy Levchenko (born 2 January 1978), Ukrainian footballer, was the main participant of the Russian version of the show The Bachelor (Kholostyak, season 1) on Russian TV Channel TNT.
The first season of the reality show ended on June 23, 2013.
Olesya Ermakova, 31-year-old girl from Moscow, won the show and got the main prize – the ring.
(The Bachelor is a reality television dating game show, which gives one man and 25-30 women the unique opportunity to find true love in a most exciting and adventurous way)
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Svetlana Kuritsyna – Sveta from Ivanovo

Svetlana Kuritsyna

S. Kuritsyna from Ivanovo

Svetlana Kuritsyna, also known as “Sveta from Ivanovo” was born on July 20, 1992 in Privolzhsk, Ivanovo region.
Sveta is a presenter of the TV program “Beam of light” on NTV channel, where she has worked since 2012.
At school Sveta was interested in politics and actively participated in many activities conducted by the various parties and social organizations. In September 2011 the girl joined the pro-Kremlin movement “Steel”, which is one of the divisions of the youth wing of the “United Russia”, “Our”.
On December 12, 2011 after a rally on Triumphal Square in Moscow, in which she took part, Sveta was asked to answer a few questions.
The girl became widely known in RuNet thanks to an interview she gave to the correspondent of “Moscow News” Eugene Gladin after a rally.
The interview was posted on YouTube and attracted more than four million views. After that, CEO of NTV channel Vladimir Kulistikov decided to invite Svetlana on television as a presenter.
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Dmitriy Nagiev – actor, TV presenter

Dmitriy Nagiev
Dmitriy Nagiev was born on April 4, 1967 in Leningrad. He is a talented actor and one of the most popular show-business figures in Russia.
In 1991 Dmitriy graduated from the Leningrad State University of Theatre, Music and Cinematography.
He worked in the theatre “Vremya”, then was a “Radio Modern” DJ. Dmitriy was named the best radio broadcaster of the country four times. He worked as a DJ in clubs, dance halls and was a presenter of beauty contests.
Best known for his numerous roles in the popular comedy-show “Modern Ostorozhno” (nominated at International Emmy Award for best comedy-show) and popular TV-series “Modern Ostorozhno – 2!”, in which he co-starred with his only show-mate and friend Sergey Rost. He also plays on theatre stage and directs his own theatre projects. In 1996 he was called “The most popular person of Saint-Petersburg”. In Russia he’s considered a sex-symbol since his first roles in “Modern”.
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Dmitry Malikov, Russian singer

Dmitry Malikov, Russian singer

Dmitry Malikov, Russian singer

Dmitry Malikov is a Soviet and Russian composer, pianist, singer, producer and television host, People’s Artist of Russia (2010).
He was born on January 29, 1970 in Moscow into a family of musician, composer, founder and CEO of VIA Samotsvety Yuri Malikov and former ballet dancer, soloist of the Moscow Music Hall Lyudmila Vyunkova.
Dmitry began to play the piano at the age of 5 and in 1994 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory.
When the boy was 14, he wrote his first song. In 1988 he became famous. His songs Moon Dream, You’ll never be mine and Until Tomorrow were very popular all over the country.
As a result, in 1988 Dmitry became the Discovery of the Year and in 1989 and 1990 he was voted Singer of the Year. In 1990, the 20-year-old artist gave his first solo concerts at the biggest concert arena in the country, Olympic Arena in Moscow.
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Irina Bezrukova

Irina Bezrukova - Russian actress

Irina Bezrukova – Russian actress


Irina Bezrukova (nee Bakhturova, by her first husband Livanova) is a Soviet and Russian actress and TV presenter.
She was born on April 11, 1965 in Rostov-on-Don.
In 1988 Irina graduated from the Rostov College of Arts. From 1986 to 1988 the girl had been playing in the Rostov Academic Drama Theatre, then she moved to Tula, where she worked in Drama Theatre and finally she became an actress of Moscow Theater.
Ira was a presenter of the program TV Shop and the show-program Top Rated. She worked as a model for haircuts in the team Wella (Zverev, Ryzhkov).
In 2004 Irina was a torchbearer in the Moscow stage of the World Olympic Torch Relay.
In 2010 she became the ambassador of Earth Hour in Russia (WWF).
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