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Diana Gurtskaya, blind singer

Diana Gurtskaya, blind singer

Diana Gurtskaya, blind singer


Diana Gurtskaya is a Russian singer of Georgian origin, social activist, Honored Artist of Russia (2006). In addition, she is a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
Pretty Diana was born on July 2, 1978 in Sukhumi, Georgia, USSR. Blind from birth, she was the youngest of four children. Her elder brother Robert is her producer. At the age of 10 the girl made her debut at the Tbilisi Philharmonic Society, she sang a duet with the Georgian singer Irma Sokhadze.
Outstanding vocal talent ambition and hard work let Diana become the winner of the International Festival of Young Singers Yalta-Moscow-Transit 1995 and receive a special prize.
In 1999 Diana became the winner in the contest Slaviansky Bazar in Vitebsk, Belarus. She repeatedly became the winner of the Golden Gramophone, Song of the Year Awards and many others.
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Alexandra Gurkova

Alexandra Gurkova

Alexandra Gurkova


Alexandra Gurkova is a Russian pop singer, actress and fashion model. She is an ex-member of such pop groups as Tango and Cash, the KGB, and Princessa Avenue. In 2006 Gurkova became a finalist of the popular musical television project Star Factory – 6 on the first channel.
Pretty Alexandra was born on April 23 1988 in Samara into the family of a saxophonist and a head of tourist office. The girl has an older brother – Stanislav. Since her childhood Alexandra was fond of jazz and wanted to become a famous actress.
At the age of 6 the little girl began performing on stage. To tell the truth, she actively participated in various contests and competitions, received many awards and titles. Several times she won the Grand Prix at All-Russian contest Voices of the Twenty-first Century.
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Tatyana Tereshina

Tatyana Tereshina

Tatyana Tereshina


Tatyana Tereshina (better known by her stage name Tanya Tereshina) is a Russian singer and model, ex-singer of the group Hi-Fi.
Pretty girl was born on May 3, 1979 in Budapest, Hungary into a family of Soviet military man. Only in 1992 the family finally settled in Smolensk, where she graduated from school. In addition to compulsory school, she attended music, art and ballet classes. She was a soloist in the children’s ensemble. In 1996 the girl entered the Art Institute and after graduation she decided to move to Moscow.
Almost immediately after moving to Moscow, Tatyana was admitted to the modeling agency Modus Vivendis. She was the flagship model, traveled a lot for shows in Europe. Then she worked for such modeling agencies as Fashion and Point.
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Tanya Gerasimova

Tanya Gerasimova

Tanya Gerasimova


Tanya Gerasimova is a Russian TV presenter and singer. She is a presenter of the TV program Army Shop on the First Channel.
Tatiana Yurievna Gerasimova was born on April 9, 1981 into a military family. The girl spent her childhood in African countries such as Libya and Kenya. Tanya also finished modeling courses and courses of a guide-interpreter in Moscow and Kremlin and had a short probation period in England.
At the same time, she was attracted by the show business. By the way, she played in some music video for the songs of pop-group Ivanushki-International (Believe me; I’m sorry, too; Bullfinch), 2+2 (Rain) and Vlad Stashevskiy (I’m going to see you).
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Irina Zabiyaka, pop-singer

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Irina Zabiyaka, pop-singer

If you hear a pleasant contralto, it does not mean that a man sings a song. It can be a very beautiful red haired girl.
Irina Zabiyaka is a Russian pop-singer, soloist of pop-group Chi-Li, that she formed in 2005 together with composer Sergey Karpov. (Chili is Irina’s childhood nickname).
Beautiful Irina was born on December 20, 1982 in Kirovograd (Ukrainian SSR, USSR). The girl was raised by her mother, who went on long voyages on a merchant ship. In her childhood the little girl wanted to know about her father. So her mother had to tell lies. She told her daughter that the father was a revolutionary, born in Chile. And everybody in the yard knew that Ira’s father was not just a mechanic, but a great and mighty revolutionary. And people, who heard stories about the mysterious father gave the girl nickname “Chili”, which later become the name of her musical group.
Together with her mother future singer moved to Kaliningrad, but summer holidays she spent with her grandmother in Kirovograd.
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Alyona Torganova, singer

Alyona Torganova, singer

Alyona Torganova – Russian singer

Alyona Torganova is a Russian singer, soloist and choreographer of pop group Reflex.
Beautiful girl was born on May 14, 1980 in Kurchatov near Semipalatinsk, USSR (now Kazakhstan). By the way, Alyona has a younger brother and sister.
She graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts (MGUKI), specialist in show business and management. Alongside with her studies, Torganova was engaged in choreography and danced at Moscow night clubs.
To tell the truth, she likes to read, especially fiction.
Reflex is a Russian pop group, owner of 17 national music awards. The founders of the group are Irina Nelson and Vyacheslav Tyurin. Their debut video for the song Far Light, filmed in Germany, was released in late 1999.
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Mara Kana, rock-singer

Mara Kana - Russian rock-singer and songwriter

Mara Kana – Russian rock-singer and songwriter


Mara Kana is a Russian rock-singer, musician and songwriter.
Beautiful girl (born Marina Nesterova, then changed her Russian passport, and became Mara Kana) was born on November 25, 1978 in Moscow. According to relatives, the girl began singing at the age of 2. 10-year-old girl entered music school where she played the guitar. Her first song was written in 1989.
“My first song was dedicated to a primary school teacher. I and my classmate sang it together. It was very touching. But I can’t remember the words, it was a long time ago.”
By the way, Mara composed songs while studying at a music school, then while performing with a jazz ensemble, participating in various youth competitions.

However, her career did not develop very quickly. Only in 2003, her song Airplanes was broadcasted. The second single, Dolphins, also hit the charts. And the song Cold Men became even more popular. In the same year, Mara performed at the festival Invasion and released her first album Frankness.
Two years later, in 2005, her second album 220V was released. Talented Mara recorded a live album Unplugged in 2008.
Then, in April 2012, she released the album Two Worlds. In August of the same year, Mara made a video for the song Arctic, which was filmed on the Rybachy Peninsula in the Far North.
Since 2014, her songs are filled with deep and strong ideas: love to the Motherland, the protection of the land, the ways of the warrior, the heroes of today, the Russian man. Soon, her next album entitled War and Peace was released.
In May 2017, Mara released the Russian Star – the first single from the eponymous album.
Moreover, she is the author of several songs from Linda’s album Ataka (Attack), including the hit Tsepi I Kolitsa (Chains and Rings).
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Mara Kana, rock-singer

Mara Kana - Russian rock-singer and songwriter

Russian rock-singer and songwriter Mara Kana

Mara Kana - Russian rock-singer and songwriter

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Mara Kana - Russian rock-singer and songwriter

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Astonishing singer Mara Vladimirovna Kana

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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Mara Kana, rock-singer

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