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Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi

Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi

Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi


Ekaterina Golubeva-Poldi is an actress, fashion model, dancer.
Pretty girl was born on July 8, 1973 into a family of circus performers. Her father Vladimir Golubev was the Director of Penza circus, Honored Artist of Russia. The great-grandmother of the actress, Ekaterina Osinkina (pseudonym Julia Tual), was the first cyclist in Russia.
First time Katya appear in the movie Children’s World (1982) when she was 9 years old.
Also she starred in the films Citizens of the Universe (1984), Time of the Moon, The Tale of a Loud Drum (1987), Half An Hour Before Departure.
By the way, Ekaterina graduated from the School of Dancing at the Bolshoi Theater. The girl danced in the Nikolai Androsov’s troupe Russian Seasons (program From Classics to Modernity).
In 1993 she played the role of Gilda in the movie Revenge Of The Clown, based on the opera Rigoletto (Boris Moiseev performed as Rigoletto).
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Anna Lutseva

Anna Lutseva

Anna Lutseva


Anna Lutseva is a Russian film and theater actress.
Pretty girl was born on September 9, 1984 in Leningrad. You know, she studied at Spanish school № 399. Also she attended sports school, music school, and dance clubs. Anna has sister Zhanna. As a child, Anna spent every summer in Estonia, where her parents rented a dacha.
You know, she danced Latin American program, fell in love with rumba. By the way, Anna’s award collection consists of 23 medals and 21 cups.
The girl easily entered the National State University of Physical Culture and at the same time she worked as a photo model.
Then Anna entered the Theatre Academy. She worked at the Buff Theater in St. Petersburg.
Her first successful role was in the TV series Gangster Petersburg and the main role in the TV series Mousetrap Law.
In 2007, the actress played the main female role in the TV series Shadows of the Past. It was her debut as a central character. Then followed one of the leading roles in the two-episode film The Way of the Male.
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Anastasia Grebenkina, ice dancer

Anastasia Grebenkina, Russian ice dancer

Anastasia Grebenkina, Russian ice dancer


Anastasia Grebenkina is a figure skater, former competitive ice dancer who represented Latvia, Russia, and Armenia in different years. By the way, she became International Master of Sports in 1998.
Pretty girl was born on January 18, 1979 in Moscow, Russia. At the age of five she started skating. In parallel, little Anastasia was engaged in ballet. You know, Anastasia was coached by Natalia Dubova, Svetlana Alexeeva, and Natalia Linichuk.
In 1996 she teamed up with Vazgen Azroyan and skated with him for two years, representing Russia. They broke up and she skated with Vitali Novikov. Actually, she teamed up with Azroyan again in 2003 representing Armenia. They were the three time Armenian national champions and were the first Armenian skaters to win medal at a Grand Prix event in 2005. Their last coach was Alexander Zhulin. Grebenkina and Azroyan participated in the Olympic Games in Turin, but took only the 20th place.
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Polina Polyakova

Polina Polyakova - Russian actress

Polina Polyakova – Russian actress


Polina Polyakova (her real name is Olga Polyakova) is a popular Russian actress and TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on August 1, 1983. Her parents are artists Elena Vladimirovna and Alexander Ananievich Polyakov. Her first role was in kindergarten in New Year performance Kolobok and Snegurochka. At the age of 15, Polya wanted to become a film director. The play Juno and Avos made a great impression on her. Entrance examinations for the directing faculty were much more difficult than for the acting faculty. So Polyakova decided to become an actress.
In 2004 she graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). And in the same year she made her debut in films.
You know, Polina danced in the ballet show Anreal Lates, and also sang in the band ALEX.
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Marina Anisina, ice dancer

Marina Anisina

Marina Anisina, ice dancer


Marina Anisina is a talented figure skater, well known in Russia and France. Together with her partner Gwendal Peizerat, she became the 2000 World Champion and 2002 Olympic Champion.
Pretty girl was born on August 30, 1975 in Moscow into a family of known figure skater Irina Chernyaeva and hockey player Vyacheslav Anisin. Her younger brother Mikhail is also a hockey player. Little girl began skating at the age of four.
At the beginning of her career Marina was paired with Ilya Averbukh. They won gold medals at the World Figure Skating Championships in 1990 and 1992 representing the Soviet Union. But their partnership ended in 1992. Averbukh decided to skate with Irina Lobacheva, because he had fallen in love with her. Then Anisina skated with Sergei Sakhnovski. But Sakhnovsky moved to Israel, where he became Galit Chait’s partner. So, Anisina had to train alone for a while, because there wasn’t any right partner for her in Russia.
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Tatiana GAGA Skakovskaya

Tatiana GAGA Skakovskaya - Russian model

Tatiana GAGA Skakovskaya – Russian model


Tatiana GAGA Skakovskaya is a Russian model, Go Go Dancer, film actress and TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on June 15, 1990.
By the way, she promotes her own brand Tatiana GAGA Skakovskaya. Awesome girl is a creator of the project TRIO MODEL.
In addition, Tatiana created glamorous exhibition Fetish GlamouRussia 2012 to promote her first project TRIO MODELS.
Moreover, Tatiana became the main character of the reality TV series about models and Go Go dancers’ everyday life on TV PEPPER – Showgirls’ diaries.
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Mathilda Kschessinskaya – Generalissimo of Russian Ballet

Mathilda Kschessinskaya

Mathilda Kschessinskaya – Generalissimo of Russian Ballet

Russian ballerina Mathilda Kschessinskaya died on December 6, 1971 in Paris, just a few months before her centennial anniversary. Her life was like an irresistible dance, which to this day is surrounded by legends and intriguing details. Always surrounded by scandal, the ballerina adored roulette, diamonds, caviar and men, particularly when named Romanov.
Awesome Mathilda was born on August 19, 1872 in Ligovo, 9 miles west of St Petersburg. Her father, Felix Kschesinsky was a consummate performer of Mazurkas – Nicholas I’s favorite dance. The Emperor invited him to St. Petersburg from Warsaw together with the other dancers. In St. Petersburg, Felix married ballerina Yulia Dominskaya, ballet dancer Leda’s widow. From the first marriage she had five children and gave birth to four more. Mathilda-Maria was the youngest.
By the way, Mathilda’s father was a talented dancer. And the baby inherited a priceless gift – not just dance, but live to dance, fill it with unbridled passion, pain, enchanting dreams and hope.
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