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Zoya Fedorova – bright Soviet actress

Zoya Fedorova soviet actress

Zoya Fedorova – Soviet actress


Zoya Fedorova was a Soviet actress, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965), winner of two Stalin Prizes (1941, 1942). She had played in many films and was recognized as the queen of Soviet cinema. Her daughter Victoria Fedorova is also an actress.
Fedorova starred in famous Soviet films, including Friends (1935), Musical Story (1940, USSR State Prize, 1941), The Front Girlfriends (1942, USSR State Prize), The Wedding (1944), Lost Summer (1962), Wedding in Malinovka (1967), Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1979), and many others.
In December 1946 Fedorova had been deported (sentenced to 25 years for espionage) and was in exile until February 1955.
On December 11, 1981 the actress was killed at her home in Moscow under mysterious circumstances. Fedorova was buried at the Vagankovo cemetery.
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Sergei Bodrov Junior

Sergei Bodrov Junior

Sergei Bodrov Junior


Sergei Bodrov Jr. was a Russian film director, actor, screenwriter. He was born on December 7, 1971 in Moscow. You know, his father is a famous film director and his mother is an art historian.
In his childhood Sergei loved solitude and dreamed of being a dustman and driving around the city in an orange car.
As he said: “Childhood is the most important and the most exciting time in a person’s life.”
After school Bodrov wanted to enter the Film Institute. However, his father said if he didn’t have a passion for cinema, he could forget about it. Sergei did not feel the passion and entered the Moscow State University, Faculty of History.
In 1991, Sergei studied art in Italy, where he managed to get a job as a lifeguard at a local beach resort.
Later, in 1994, the future celebrity received a higher degree and went to graduate school. To tell the truth, Sergei was sure that he would work either in the library or in a museum. But he worked as a journalist, teacher, actor, screenwriter, film director, TV presenter.
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Soviet Hollywood – cult films shot in Crimea

Soviet Hollywood

Soviet Hollywood – cult films shot in Crimea


Amazing nature of Crimea is destined to be a dream of many generations of filmmakers! Of course, the movies are filmed on the Crimean peninsula and now. But in Soviet times, it was such a “Hollywood” of the Union. There dozens of films were shot. And Crimea “played” not only itself, but also portrayed foreign countries. For example, America in Headless Horseman by Vladimir Weinstock, or Ancient Jerusalem in Master and Margarita by Vladimir Bortko. In general, the peninsula had a chance to portray all continents in the movies. Well, except Antarctica.
Here you find the most popular movies that were filmed in Soviet Hollywood.
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Russian actors in western TV series

Russian actors in western TV series

Russian actors in western TV series

Russian actors and actresses in western TV series
In the fourth season of Game of Thrones one of the roles is performed by Russian actor Yuriy Kolokolnikov.
Here are Russian actors and actresses who played in the English-language television series.
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Evelina Bledans

Evelina Bledans

Evelina Bledans


Evelina Bledans is a Soviet – Russian theater and film actress, singer and TV presenter.
Beautiful actress and show woman was born on April 5, 1969 in Yalta. The girl dreamed of becoming an actress.
In 1990, she graduated from the St. Petersburg Institute of Theater, Music and Cinema. Bledans became famous after starring in the TV comedy show Maski Show, and after her role of a nurse she was titled TV sex symbol. Temperamental, expressive, charming, Evelina is loved by people.
In 1988, the actress made her debut in the film PE Regional Scale. A year later, in 1999, she performed in the musical Metro and the play Danae.
In the early 2000s, Evelina starred in the American films The Barbarian and Red Square, as well as the series Car, Friendly Family and others.
One of the largest and most interesting roles was the role of brothel hostess Katherine in the TV series Cursed Paradise.
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Mark Bogatyrev – Russian actor

Mark Bogatyrev

Mark Bogatyrev – Russian actor


Mark Bogatyrev, Russian film and theater actor, was born on December 22, 1984 in Moscow. He is most famous for the role of young and ambitious chef Maxim Lavrov, who came to conquer Moscow, in the television series Kitchen. By the way, Kitchen is one of the most expensive Russian sitcoms.
Mark lived and studied in Obninsk, Kaluga region. The life of the young actor is a story of a big dreamer.
The boy didn’t know his father. His mother, creative person, had no time for the boy’s upbringing. Mark was raised by grandmother. In his childhood the future actor dreamed of becoming a clown, or a trucker. In the dashing nineties, his mother, the artist, was traveling in search of inspiration. It was difficult for grandmother to feed the boy alone. And at the age of 14 Mark had to work. He was a security guard, driver, builder and even an administrator in a computer club.
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Sergei Astakhov – talented actor

Sergei Astakhov

Sergei Astakhov – talented actor


Sergei Astakhov is a talented Russian actor, best known for his roles in numerous television series.
The future famous actor was born on May 28, 1969 in a small village Krasny Liman, Voronezh region. His father was a military man, and therefore the life of little Sergei was linked with the move. So, in early childhood, he and his family moved to Sakhalin. Sergei decided to become a soldier and was preparing to enter the Suvorov military school. At the last moment, he changed his mind and entered the local Polytechnic Institute, but left it a year later.
In 1987, Astakhov (then Kozlov, his real surname) went into the army. There he performed together with the military brass band. Two years later, in 1989, the young man returned to Voronezh and entered drama school, where he met his future wife, Victoria Adelfina.
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