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Laima Vaikule, pop singer

Laima Vaikule, pop singer

Laima Vaikule, pop singer


Laima Vaikule is a Latvian and Russian pop singer and actress.
Pretty girl was born on March 31, 1954 in Cesis, Latvian SSR. Laima says “I began to sing only because of my grandmother, who sang in the church choir”.
For the first time the girl performed at the age of 12, taking part in a competition for young singers.
At the age of 15 she became a soloist of the Riga Radio and Television Orchestra under the direction of Raymond Pauls.
Since 1979 she had performed at the famous variety show, Juras pearl (Sea pearl) in Jurmala.
In 1984 Laima entered the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS).
The singer was noticed by well-known songwriter Ilya Reznik. He invited Laima to record a new song Night Fire. With this song she took part in the contest Song of the Year – 86.
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Sergeanne Golon – Angelique’s World

Sergeanne Golon

Sergeanne Golon


Sergeanne Golon is a literary pseudonym of Simone Changeux and her husband Vsevolod Golubinov. By the way, the novelist duo is also known as Anne and Serge Golon (Fr. Anne et Serge Golon). Their novels were read in France, Germany, and the USSR. When the movie with Michele Mercier in the title role was filmed the spouses became famous.
Angelique first appeared in bookstores in 1956 under the name of Anne Golon. Serge was looking for historical information. Then the names of both of them were on the covers.
A series of French historical adventure books is about blond, green-eyed beauty. The action took place during the time of Louis XIV of France, although a few of the books take place in other locations. According to Anne Golon, her husband was the prototype of Angelica’s husband – Joffrey de Peyrac.
Vsevolod Golubinov, later known as Serge Golon (1903–1972), was a Russian aristocrat. He was born in Bukhara, Turkestan, where his father was the Tsar’s consul. Actually, Vsevolod was a writer and artist, who knew eleven languages.
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Denis Kosyakov, actor and stand-up comic

Denis Kosyakov russian actor

Denis Kosyakov – Russian actor


Denis Kosyakov is a Russian film and theater actor. He participated in comedy TV projects Killing League, Comedy Battle and Slaughter Night on TNT. You know, he became the winner of the first season of the comedy TV project Laughter Without Rules.
The future actor was born on May 1, 1984 in Zelenograd. At the age of 11 Denis began to visit Zelenograd theater studio.
He’s graduated from the Shchukin Theatre School and works as an actor in the Mayakovsky Theatre. In 2005, one year before graduation, Denis got his first role in the TV series Soldiers 4.
Actually, in 2007, Denis performed in the popular Russian program Comedy Club on TNT channel.
By the way, Kosyakov is an author of the TV series Zaitsev + 1 on TNT channel. Mikhail Galustyan and Philip Kotov played the main roles. A little later, Gerard Depardieu joined the cast.
On March 3, 2014 he became a presenter of the TV show Ready For Anything.
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Svetlana Druzhinina, Soviet – Russian actress

Svetlana Druzhinina, Soviet - Russian actress

Svetlana Druzhinina, Soviet – Russian actress


Svetlana Druzhinina is a Soviet and Russian actress, film director and screenwriter. You know, she is Honored Artist of Russia (1989) and People’s Artist of Russia (2001). By the way, she received the Medal of Honor in 2006 and Order of Friendship in 2012.
Pretty girl was born on December 16, 1935 in Moscow, Russia. When she was six years old her father went to war and died near Smolensk. In the postwar years her mother worked as a teacher in a kindergarten. The family lived in a small communal flat.
When Druzhinina was 11 years old, she joined the group of circus acrobats. However, her mother didn’t allow the girl to tour with them. So, Sveta left the group.
During Svetlana’s holiday in the pioneer camp she met the granddaughter of Isadora Duncan. The girl studied at the choreographic school at the Bolshoi Theater. Upon her return from the camp Svetlana immediately entered a choreographic school at the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre.
Maris Liepa and Natalia Kasatkina were her classmates. However, because of a serious hand injury, the girl had to leave ballet.
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Valeriy Meladze, Russian singer from Georgia

Valeriy Meladze, Russian singer from Georgia

Valeriy Meladze, Russian singer from Georgia


Valeriy Meladze is a Soviet and Russian singer, TV presenter and producer of Georgian origin. You know, he is one of the most famous pop singers and has a large number of prestigious awards and prizes. By the way, he is Honored Artist of Russia (2006), People’s Artist of the Chechen Republic (2008), member of the International Union of pop art.
The boy was born on June 23, 1965 in Batumi, Georgian SSR, USSR. He is the younger brother of composer and producer Konstantin Meladze. At first Valeriy lived in Batumi, where he graduated from music school. In addition to music, Meladze liked sports: he played football well, was fond of swimming. After school, he tried to get a job at the plant, but soon realized that he wanted to achieve more. So, Valery went to Ukraine and entered the Nikolayev Shipbuilding Institute. Nikolayev was a city that played a special role in the fate of Valery. There he met a woman who later became his wife.
In 1989, Valery and his brother joined the group Dialogue.
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Gogen Solntsev, most famous Russian freak

Gogen Solntsev

Gogen Solntsev, most famous Russian freak


Gogen Solntsev is the most famous freak in Russia and Goth icon. He is a presenter, singer, actor, and director of Gogen Solntsev’s Theatre of Horrors.
Ilya Solntsev (his real name) was born December 5, 1980 in Moscow into the family of a school teacher and Greek embassy worker. His parents divorced when he was a little boy and Gogen was brought up by his grandmother. They lived in poverty, but the boy was always surrounded by love and care.
You know, Gogen’s debut performance took place in the school chorus. After school Solntsev wanted to enter the theater school, but he didn’t have enough money.
For five years Gogen worked as a teacher in the children’s theater studio. In the evenings he performed in clubs.
Soon Gogen met Tatiana Boitsova, who invited him to collaborate with the Children’s Television Academy. He took part in the children’s TV programs: Cactus and Company, Right now, I will sing, Krugolya etc.
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Lidia Velezheva, actress

Beautiful Russian actress Lidiya Velezheva

Beautiful Russian actress Lidiya Velezheva


Lidia Velezheva is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actress, Honored Artist of Russia (2010), TV presenter. Also Lidia is known as a public and political figure. In 2012, the actress became a member of the party United Russia and two years later she became a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation. By the way, Lida always wanted to play in films and now she is a talented actress. Dreams come true)
Pretty girl was born on October 2, 1966 in Kiev, USSR. She has twin sister Irina. The girls didn’t know their father and the mother had to work hard to raise her daughters. That’s why the girls attended boarding school and spent a lot of time together. Since childhood little Lidia was interested in acting and she knew she would be an actress.
At the age of 13 the girl played her debut role in the film Waiting. It was the main role. The movie was filmed by the Odessa Film Studio on the shore of the Black Sea.
Velezheva wanted to enter the Kiev Theater Institute but failed the exams. A year later, Lidia went to Moscow. In 1988, the girl graduated from the Boris Schukin Theatre Institute. Then the young actress joined the Vakhtangov Theatre, where she played a lot of bright roles. Actually, in 2010, she became a teacher at the Shchukin Theater Institute.
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