Varvara, Russian pop singer
Varvara (her real name is Elena Susova, maiden name is Tutanova) is a Russian singer, Honored Artist of Russia (2010).
Varvara was born on July 30, 1973 in Balashikha, Russia.
She graduated from Gnesinka and the Russian University of Theater Arts (GITIS).
Her first solo album, which is called – Varvara, was released in 2001 (label NOX Music). She also released the albums Closer (2003), Dreams (2005), Higher than Love (2008) and Legends of the Fall (2013).
Varvara is an art director in her own producer Art Center Barbara, her musical performances can be seen in TV programs on central Russian channels.
In summer 2002, the founder of the well-known Swedish studio Cosmo, Norn Bjorn, invited Varvara to record some songs with the Swedish Symphony Orchestra.
In 2002 Varvara performed in the final of Song of the Year 2002.
In March 2003 the company Ars-Records released her second album, titled Closer.
In December 2004 the singer got honorary diploma in the TV festival Song of the Year 2005 for the song Fly and Sing.
In 2005, she was a finalist of the National Selection International contest Eurovision-2005. In the same year the singer won the first place in the on-line voting and represented Russia at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision festival in Denmark.
In 2009, Varvara took part in a Festival of Russian Culture in London, England.
She is married to businessman Mikhail Susov. They have four children: Yaroslav (the son of Elena from her first marriage), Vasiliy and Sergei (Mikhail’s sons from his first marriage) and their daughter Varvara.