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Svetlana Razina, Russian pop singer

Svetlana Razina, Russian pop singer

Svetlana Razina, Russian pop singer


Svetlana Razina is a Russian pop singer, former lead singer of the Soviet-Russian band Mirazh (Mirage). In 1987 she became a lead singer of the band. She performed together with Natalia Gulkina, then with Natalia Vetlitskaya and Inna Smirnova. Svetlana wrote such songs as New Hero, I’m Not Kidding, and Where Am I. In 1988 she left Mirazh and together with Valeriy Sokolov created a music project Fairy.
Pretty girl was born on June 23, 1962 in Moscow. Since her childhood Sveta was interested in music and singing. It is known that the future pop star in her childhood sang in the Bolshoi Children’s Choir of the USSR State Television and Radio Company under the leadership of V. Popov. At the same time Razina attended classes at the school of folk music and dance at the Central House of Artists. According to the singer, she was irritated by sewing, but eventually the creation of beautiful evening dresses became her hobby.
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Marina Lizorkina, Russian singer

Marina Lizorkina, Russian singer

Marina Lizorkina, Russian singer


Marina Lizorkina is a Russian singer who was a member of girl group Serebro. But she left the group in 2009.
Pretty girl was born on June 9, 1983 in Moscow. At the age of three she and her parents moved to the Crimea. Later they returned to the capital.
At the age of 16, she entered the Contemporary Art University in Moscow. Lizorkina plays the piano, the guitar and the xylophone. Marina is very fond of animals and loves to draw oil paintings.
During the period from 1999 to 2004, Marina wrote songs for pop artists. Also she recorded backing vocals for some of them, for example, for songs written for Inna Malikova. Inna’s brother, famous singer and composer Dmitry Malikov, participated in composing music.
By the way, Marina sang in a choir, before she became the lead singer of the group Formula. In 2004, they released a few singles for the TV series Doomed to Become a Star (Obrechonnaya Stat Zvezdoy).
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Lubov Uspenskaya, Soviet singer

Lubov Uspenskaya, Soviet singer

Lubov Uspenskaya, Soviet singer


Lubov Uspenskaya is a Soviet and American singer-songwriter, performer of urban romances and Russian chanson.
Pretty girl was born on February 24, 1954 in Kiev. Her mother Elena Chaika, died in childbirth. Five years later her father married again. Since early childhood father taught the girl to play the piano.
At the age of 17 the girl went to Kislovodsk to start an independent life and build a singing career. She sang in restaurants and quickly gained popularity. After working in Kislovodsk, the singer went to Yerevan and became a star there.
In 1978, together with her second husband Yuri Uspenskiy she emigrated first to Italy and then to the US, where her father and brothers already lived. In America Lubov worked as a singer in the Russian restaurant Sadko.
Willy Tokarev wrote a few songs for her debut album. Another album was recorded together with Russian singer, Mikhail Shufutinsky. The first album of the singer My Loved One was released in 1985.
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Ekaterina Boldysheva, Soviet – Russian singer

Ekaterina Boldysheva, Soviet - Russian singer

Ekaterina Boldysheva, Soviet – Russian singer


Ekaterina Boldysheva is a Soviet and Russian singer, performing in the styles of pop and Eurodisco.
Pretty girl was born on April 21, 1969 in Moscow.
Boldysheva also known as the member of group Cleopatra and Natalia Gulkina’s group Stars. By the way, she participated in recording of Nikita Dzhigurda’s songs and the songs of the band Commissar.
In 2005, Ekaterina recorded a duet with well-known performer of Russian chanson Vyacheslav Bobkov, song Flight Landing.
The singer has a lot of thanks, certificates and awards for charity work.
In 1990 Ekaterina became a soloist of the pop-band Mirazh. She was the first and unique vocalist of the group who performed live. The third album of the group Not For The First Time was recorded with her voice.
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Yulia Kovalchuk, singer and TV presenter

Yulia Kovalchuk, singer and TV presenter

Yulia Kovalchuk, singer and TV presenter


Yulia Kovalchuk is a Russian singer and TV presenter. She was the soloist of the Russian female pop group Blestyashchie from 2001 to 2007.
Beautiful girl was born on November 12, 1982 in Volzhsky, Volgograd region. Her mother was a teacher in a technical school, and her father was the chief designer at a design institute. In her childhood the girl was engaged in gymnastics and choreography. At the age of 12 Kovalchuk joined the dancing team Elite.
After school, she entered the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts.
In 2001, Yulia became a member of the pop group Blestyashchie, replacing Olga Orlova. Her debut in the group was the music video for the song Ay-ay, recorded in the same year. Together with the group Kovalchuk released 3 CDs and recorded about 40 songs. In late 2007, Yulia left the group.
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Irina Ponarovskaya, Soviet singer

Irina Ponarovskaya, Soviet singer

Irina Ponarovskaya, Soviet singer


Irina Ponarovskaya is a Soviet and Russian singer, film actress and sex symbol of the 1980s and the 1990s. She is Honored Artist of Russia (2000).
Pretty girl was born on March 12, 1953 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into a family of musicians. The father of the future celebrity Vitaly Borisovich worked as a conductor and was an artistic director of the jazz orchestra. Her mother, Nina Arnoldi, worked at the music school of the Leningrad Conservatory. Irina has elder brother Alexander, who became a pianist. Since 1990 he lives in the United States and taught at the College of Music.
Young Ponarovskaya was fond of music and at the age of 6 she started playing the piano.
In September 1971 she entered the Leningrad conservatory. From 1971 to 1976 she was a soloist in the band Singing Guitars.
In 1974 she performed the role of Eurydice in the first Soviet rock opera film Orpheus and Eurydice.
By the way, she made her film debut as Regina Korabelnikova in the film It’s Not My Business directed by Gerbert Rappaport in 1976.
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Lolita Milyavskaya

Lolita Milyavskaya

Lolita Milyavskaya

Lolita Milyavskaya (her maiden name is Gorelik) is a Russian singer, actress, TV and film director.
Pretty girl was born on November 14, 1963.
You know, in 1974, she joined the band Singing Guitars.
In 1987, Alexander Tsekalo and Lolita created pop group Cabaret-Duet Academy. Alexander and Lolita recorded several albums and gave concerts in the CIS countries, Europe and the USA.
By the way, Lolita took part in the commercial video of Hopper-Invest, which later was bankrupt.
Since late 1995, Lolita and Alexander became the TV presenters of the program Morning Post on ORT channel. And in 1997 they were TV hosts of Good Morning Our Country on RTR channel. For more than 10 years Lolita had performed with her husband Alexander Tsekalo.
In 2000 Milyavskaya began her solo career and released the song Flowers. On October 4, 2002 she played Matrona Mama Morton in the musical Chicago.
In December 2002, her photos appeared in Playboy magazine (photo gallery devoted to the musical Chicago).
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