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Liza Arzamasova, Russian actress

Liza Arzamasova, Russian actress

Liza Arzamasova, Russian actress


Liza Arzamasova is a Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter, singer.
Pretty girl was born on March 17, 1995 in Moscow. She began to play in films when she was only 4.
You know, Liza played the main role in the musical Annie directed by Nina Chusova. In 2004, at the 9th theater festival Moscow Debuts the young actress was awarded the audience award for this role.
A year later, Arzamasova debuted at the Moscow Academic Music Theatre, New Opera as little Anastasia Romanova in the opera Anastasia. And in 2007 she played the role of a Girl-Jesus in the performance of the Moscow Art Theatre The Pillowman directed by Kirill Serebrennikov.
The debut of the young actress was in the television series Line of Defense, where Elizaveta played a small daughter of the chief of police. And already in 2002 Arzamasova played in the film The Ark. During the following 5 years the actress played in more than 10 different projects.
Elizaveta became popular after the TV series Father’s Daughters, where she played Galina Vasnetsova, one of the main roles.
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Zemfira Ramazanova

Zemfira Ramazanova

Zemfira Ramazanova


Zemfira Ramazanova is a Russian singer, musician, composer and songwriter. She is one of the most successful singers in the history of Russian music. Her music style is “female rock.”
Pretty girl was born on August 26, 1976 in Ufa, Russia. Her father taught history, and the mother worked as a specialist in physiotherapy. The girl had elder brother Ramil, with whom the singer had close and trusting relationship. At the age of five the future singer studied at music school where she played the piano and was a soloist in the choir. At the same time, she appeared on local television with a children’s song.
The girl was seven years old when she wrote the first song. She was fond of the group Kino and the songs of Viktor Tsoi.
At school Zemfira was seriously engaged in basketball. Despite the fact that the girl was below everyone in the team, she became the captain of the junior team of Russia. Thus, she had to make a choice – sport or music. So, the girl entered the Ufa School of Arts, the department of pop and jazz vocal. While studying she earned money, performing popular songs in Ufa restaurants. And in 1996 she got a job on the radio.
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Katya Lel

Katya Lel

Katya Lel


Katya Lel is a Russian singer, author of some songs. In Moscow, she won Music Start – 94 contest. By the way, Katya is a multiple winner of the Silver Disc, Best Duo of the Year, Bomb of the Year awards. Also she is the winner of Song of the Year awards.
Ekaterina Lel (maiden name Katya Chuprinina) was born on September 20, 1974 in Nalchik.
In 1994 Katya came to Moscow from her hometown with a purpose to become famous. The first who noticed her, was Lev Leshchenko. They met during one of the song contests in which Katya participated and won it. Then the famous man invited her to work in his songs theater. The singer calls Leshchenko “the godfather on the stage”. Familiarity with Leshchenko opened the way for long-awaited glory. Lev also introduced her to Alexander Volkov, who became Katya’s producer and boyfriend.
In 2002, she met one of the most successful and fashionable producers Maxim Fadeev. Their meeting and further cooperation became the springboard for singer’s fame. Unpretentious songs My Marmalade, Musi-Pusi became hits and soon made Lel a recognizable star.
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Veronica Agapova, singer and actress

Veronica Agapova, singer and actress

Veronica Agapova, singer and actress

Veronika Agapova was born on July 1, 1987 in Moscow.
In 2008 she

graduated from the Boris Schukin Theatre Institute.
As a singer, she took part in international music projects: Toto Cutugno’s Benefit Concert in the Kremlin with the song Goodbye; Retro FM visiting San Remo – duet song with Toto Cutugno and Gianni Forellino.
In 2010 Veronika participated in the TV sketch show The Soldiers and Officers on Ren-TV channel.
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Linda, Russian singer

Linda, Russian singer

Linda, Russian singer


Linda is a Russian singer. Her style incorporates trip hop, electronic and ethnic music. The singer won her place among the best Russian artists, enriching the music with fresh and unusual sound.
Svetlana Geiman (her real name) was born on April 29, 1977 in Kentau, Kazakh SSR, USSR. She was an ordinary child, so no one even suspected that the girl would become a star.
When Sveta was 15 years old her family moved to Moscow. There she became interested in music and theater. Thus, the girl became a private visitor to the Hermitage theater, in which the collective of folk art performed. The future singer tried to master the stage skills, and Yuri Galperin became her teacher. Soon she left the theater, but did not lost interest in art.
In 1993, Linda entered the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. In the same year she performed on television, in the final of Generation in Jurmala (Latvia). There she was noticed by producer Yuri Aizenshpis.
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Polina Gagarina – singer, songwriter

Polina Gagarina

Polina Gagarina – singer, songwriter


Polina Gagarina is a Russian singer, songwriter and composer, actress. She is the winner of Star Factory-2 (2003), winner of the musical contest New Wave (2005) and a television festival Song of the Year. Moreover, Polina participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and took the 2nd place.
Pretty girl was born on March 27, 1987 in Moscow into a family of professional choreographers. She completed her first year at school in Greece, then she studied in the Saratov school. Her mother was a dancer and signed a contract with the theater Alsos in Athens, when the girl was 4 years old. Polina and her mother lived in Greece for three years. In 1993, Polina’s father died of a heart attack and they immediately returned to Russia. But after a while the mother and her daughter went to Athens again, where Polina went to school.
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Alena Sviridova, singer, actress, TV host

Alena Sviridova, singer, actress, TV host

Alena Sviridova, singer, actress, TV host


Alena Sviridova (her maiden name is Leonova) is a Russian singer, actress and television host. By the way, she is Honored Artist of Russia (2004).
Pretty girl was born on August 14, 1958 in Kerch, USSR. However, in her own blog on Live Journal Alena says that she was born on August 14, 1962. Her father Valentin Vyacheslavovich Leonov (1937-2001) was a military pilot. And her mother Vera Burianova was a philologist and worked on radio. The singer has a younger brother Alexei Valentinovich Leonov.
She graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute.
In 1993 Alena was invited to Moscow by Yuri Ripyah. At the contest Song-93 she reached the final with the song Just Ended the Winter. In the same year she received a Golden Apple prize at the Generation 93 festival.
You know, Sviridova’s music video for the song Pink Flamingo won the 1st place in 1994 on BIZ-TV channel. In total, the singer released 7 music albums.
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