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Victoria Shamis

Victoria Shamis

Victoria Shamis

Victoria Shamis is a beautiful girl and the owner of Victoria’s Vintage boutique.
Pretty girl graduated from the University of the Arts in London. During her studies she worked for Alexander McQueen’s fashion house. While traveling to Paris together with the husband Victoria met Didier Ludot. One of the greatest vintage collectors in the world was fascinated by Victoria and agreed to become an exclusive partner of her future boutique in Russia.
The idea to open her own boutique of vintage clothes appeared while Victoria was studying in London. At first it was an impossible dream. But, after a meeting with Didier Ludot in 2009, it became clear that the dream could be fulfilled.
From the beginning, Victoria’s Vintage project was something like a private club for those who understand the subtleties of haute couture with the past.
On April 24, 2011 at the legendary hotel Metropol the first Vintage couturier boutique in Russia was opened.
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Yulia Vizgalina – socialite, business woman

Yulia Vizgalina

Beautiful girl, socialite, business woman

Natural blonde, beauty with model looks always attracts admiring glances. She was a successful catwalk model in Europe and America.
Yulia Vizgalina is a founder of the Soho Jewelry and owner of the David Morris boutique. Her husband is Alexander Tarantsev, the head of the Russian Gold company. Yulia belongs to so-called Rublevka wives.
Rich people are sometimes bored so they choose the “fashionable” way to spend money. Yulia chose jewelry because she is a graduate gemologist and like every woman likes diamonds, sapphires and rubies.
Just have a look at Yulia’s jewelry!
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Tatiana Mikhalkova, Soviet model

Tatiana Mikhalkova, Soviet model

Tatiana Mikhalkova, Soviet model


Tatiana Mikhalkova (nee Shigaeva, according to some sources – Solovieva) was born on February 14, 1947 in Saalfeld (the Soviet Occupation Zone in Germany).
She is a Russian public figure, president of the Russian Silhouette Foundation.
Pretty girl spent her childhood in Voronezh, where she studied at the special English school. She graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. You know, she worked as a guide-interpreter in Inturist and Sputnik, as a translator of children’s books and a teacher.
By the way, Tatiana was one of the leading fashion models of Fashion House at Kuznetsky Bridge, where she worked with fashion designer Slava Zaitsev. Beautiful girl met the most famous fashion designers of the country, and eventually became the favorite model of Zaitsev. Thanks to the patronage of the legendary couturier, she went abroad, worked in Italy, collaborated with the Estonian fashion magazine Silhouette.
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Svetlana Maniovich, known socialite

Svetlana Maniovich, known socialite

Svetlana Maniovich, known socialite


Svetlana Maniovich (nee Zakharova) is a known Russian socialite, ex-wife of Mikhail Maniovich, a businesswoman with an Israeli passport.
According to the Tatler magazine she is one of the most powerful blondes in Russia.
Svetlana graduated from the International Academy of Economics and Finance. She lived in two cities: Moscow and Tel Aviv.
In the early 1990s, she became the treasurer of the printing company H.G.S. Working there Svetlana met Mikhail Maniovich (who had left the Soviet Union in his childhood and lived in Israel). In 1994 they got married. Pretty Svetlana was 22 and Mikhail was sixteen years older.
Soon the girl realized that her work was not very interesting, she wanted to have her own business and chose fashion boutiques. By the way, Svetlana’s friend Anton Malevsky (who died in 2001, jumped with a parachute) helped her to open the first boutique in the hotel Metropol in Moscow. Fashion clothes were exactly what Svetlana was really interested in. In her boutiques there were collections of famous designers such as Yohji Yamamoto and Blumarine, Versace and Roberto Cavalli.
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Irina Volskaya

Irina Volskaya

Irina Volskaya


Irina Volskaya was born on December 9 into a theatrical family. Her father Vladimir Tartakovsky is the director of the Moscow Operetta Theater. And her grandfather Isidor Tartakovsky headed the Vakhtangov Theater.
Pretty girl graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Faculty of Law and was a Master of European Law.
She is a Chairman of the Committee on Culture.
Her career began in the Russian Gold company where she worked as an art director. Then she worked as a marketing director at JSC Avensis – Novikov groups.
In 2006 she moved to the English club Quintessentially. First, she was marketing director and then the head of the office. You know, she was a president of the club in CJSC Prime Concept.
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Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire


Mikhail Prokhorov is one of the richest Russians and a beginning politician who makes a huge contribution to the cultural development of Russia. He is a skilled businessman with a background in finance and natural resources. Russian billionaire is the owner of the American basketball team the Brooklyn Nets. By the way, Mikhail participated in the presidential election on March 4, 2012 and took the 3rd place (2nd place in Moscow and St. Petersburg), received 7.98% of the votes.
The boy was born on May 3, 1965 in Moscow into the family of the head of the international administration of the Sports Committee Dmitry Ionovich and engineer Tatyana Mikhailovna. The future billionaire was the second child of his parents. His sister Irina Prokhorova is a literary critic, editor and publisher of New Literary Review magazine. Also she works as a TV presenter on the RBC channel owned by her brother.
At school he had the nickname “Giraffe” because of his height. After school Mikhail entered the prestigious Moscow Finance Institute (MFI). At the end of the first year of the university, the future entrepreneur went to serve in the Soviet Army.
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Vlad Doronin and Naomi Campbell

Vlad Doronin and Naomi Campbell

Vlad Doronin and Naomi Campbell


Vlad Doronin is a Russian businessman, co-owner of the Capital Group.
Vladislav was born on July 11, 1962 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).
He graduated from the Moscow State University, MBA in Switzerland. In 1989 he began his professional career in the international trade company Mark Rich & Co. And in 1991 Vladislav founded the Capital Group company, which has become one of the first private companies – participants of the project Moscow-City.
Vlad, property tycoon, has a penchant for high-living and beautiful women that has earned him the nickname of Moscow’s Donald Trump.
Doronin was the Businessman of the Year 2009. In the same year he took the second place in the ranking of the most stylish men in Russia by GQ magazine.
Vladislav met Naomi Campbell in early 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival. They started dating and Naomi moved to Russia to be with him.
Naomi is an English model, who was born in London on May 22, 1970. She was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion world.
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