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Sasha, Russian Madonna

Sasha, Russian Madonna

Sasha, Russian Madonna


Sasha is a Russian pop and R’n’B singer, model, choreographer and producer.
Alexandra Antonova (her real name) was born on February 5, 1979 in Moscow, but soon the family moved to Syktyvkar (Komi Republic). Her father was a pilot, and her mother was a flight attendant. As a little girl Alexandra was engaged in figure skating, singing and dancing. Sasha grew up under the influence of Western music. She was fond of music by Michael Jackson, George Michael and Madonna.
After graduation from school, Sasha entered the law school, but later quitted it.
At the age of 19 Antonova went to Moscow. The girl worked as a go-go dancer in a well-known club Diamond. Then she began to work with producer Yuri Aizenshpis and newspapers called her “Russian Madonna”.
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Slava, Russian pop singer

Slava, Russian pop singer

Slava, Russian pop singer


Slava (her real name is Anastasia Slanevskaya) is a Russian singer and actress.
Anastasia was born on May 15, 1980 in Moscow. Her mother is an economist and her father is a professional driver. Nastya’s grandmother sang in Pyatnitsky Choir.
As a girl she became a fan of karaoke. In the spring of 2002 in a karaoke club, where she sang after work, she was heard by television director Sergei Kalvarsky. Sergei is known for his work with Alla Pugacheva and Philip Kirkorov. So, he invited the girl to work together.
Her debut album Fellow Traveler was released in autumn 2003.
Slava played a major role in the blockbuster Paragraph 78, based on the story by Ivan Okhlobystin. For the role in the film Anastasia had to cut off her long hair. Her partners were famous actors Gosha Kutsenko, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Anatoly Bely and others. Also she performed the title soundtrack for the film In Heaven.
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Rene, pop-soul diva

Renata Baikova

Rene, pop-soul diva and just beautiful Russian girl


Rene is a young Russian pop-soul diva. Her real name is Renata Baikova.
Pretty girl was born on March 7, 1987 in Ufa, Russia. Her mother is a doctor. When Renata was little, she still worked, and when the brother was born the mother quitted the work. Her father is an engineer-technologist.
She was a semi-finalist of Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and New Wave 2010.
In 2010, Renata opened the festival Stereoleto (Stereo Summer) in St. Petersburg, where she performed together with British band Morcheeba.
“I write and sing music that I want to listen to. – says Rene. – The soul is music which brings harmony to life.”
In autumn 2010 the singer presented her debut album Fly (recorded by Gala Records). Mastering of the album took place at the New York studio Sterling Sound. Earlier, Sterling Sound engineers collaborated with such stars as Shade, Beyonce, Pink, Maxwell and Black Eyed Peas.
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Julia Kurbatova, music producer

Julia Kurbatova, music producer

Julia Kurbatova, music producer


Julia Kurbatova is a music producer and one of the founders of the American music label – JK Music Group.
Pretty girl became a welcome guest at all the iconic events of the Hollywood (annual Music Awards Grammy, the main Academy Award Oscar, MTV Video Music Awards, American Music Awards).
Walter Afanasiev, Julia Kurbatova and Oleg Shmelev created the label of classical music ASK Music Group.
By the way, she was a model of the modeling agency Red Stars, but it was just a hobby for her. The work gave her the opportunity to travel and work with the most famous and respected photographers. They still maintain a warm and friendly relationship. She is pleased to attend their exhibitions.
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Yulia Obraztsova – Miss Moscow

Yulia Obraztsova - Miss Moscow

Yulia Obraztsova – Miss Moscow


Yulia Obraztsova was born in sunny Krasnodar. Probably, that is why warmth and kindness always live in the heart of this gorgeous girl. Being already a graduate of the music school, Yulia realized that she wanted to devote her life to music. When Yulia came to Moscow she began to look for a voice teacher. So, Maria Katz became her teacher. By the way, she gave lessons to the most successful and talented performers of the Russian music business.
Yulia was the winner of the beauty contest Miss Moscow – 2009.
You know, in Moscow Obraztsova met talented author and composer, Irina Dubtsova. The result of creative cooperation was the creation of a beautiful lyrical song. This song became the starting point for the career of the singer. The song left its mark on the soul of many people.
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Kuka – Lena Kukarskaya

Kuka - Lena Kukarskaya

Kuka – Lena Kukarskaya


Lena Kukarskaya (or simply Kuka) is a Russian singer and actress, finalist of the TV project Alla Pugacheva’s Star Factory – 5. You know, Elena performed with many Russian pop stars: Soso Pavliashvili, Serega, Valery Syutkin, Vitas, Professor Lebedinsky.
The girl was born on October 10, 1983 in Tyumen, Russia. Her mother is a Russian language and literature teacher and her father is an employee of Sibneft. Elena studied at the School of Music but had to leave it.
After school the girl entered the Tyumen State Academy of Culture Arts and Social Technologies. As a student, Elena participated in various corporate events and celebrations. She took the first place in the contest for young performers Steps. By the way, she worked in summer camps.
In 2004 Elena took part in the TV project Star Factory – 5.
Then, in late 2006, Kuka recorded two songs with Pierre Narcisse, a graduate of the second season of the Star Factory.
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Aleksandra Kharitonova – Alexandra Sahara

Aleksandra Kharitonova - Alexandra Sahara

Aleksandra Kharitonova – Alexandra Sahara


Aleksandra Kharitonova was born on September 20, 1984 in Moscow. Her father is a teacher and her mother is an engineer-technologist. You know, Alexandra has an elder brother Alex. In her childhood the girl performed in school plays, danced and wrote poems. But her dream was to become a singer.
In 2007 Sasha went to Thailand, where she met Stepan Menshchikov, who invited her to take part in the reality show Dom-2.
So the girl became a participant of the reality show in November 2007. At first she was only a guest and lived behind the perimeter with Stepan Menshchikov. The couple rented an apartment and “built love”. Soon she became one of the soloists of Istra Witches and performed together with Elena Bushina and Natalia Varvina. The girls toured throughout the country performing songs.
By the way, Sasha was offered to become the face of the pharmaceutical company and played in the TV series Happy Together.
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