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Category Archive: Television

Vladimir Zworykin – inventor of modern television

Vladimir Zworykin - inventor of modern television

Vladimir Zworykin – inventor of modern television

Vladimir Zworykin was a Russian-American engineer who was born and educated in Russia, and later emigrated to the USA. He is one of the inventors of modern television.
Vladimir Kozmich Zworykin was born on July 17, 1888 in Murom, Vladimir Province, Russian Empire. He was born into the family of a merchant of the first guild Kozma Zworykin, who sold bread, owned steamships and was a chairman of the Murom public bank.
Zworykin received a degree in electrical engineering from the St. Petersburg Institute of Technology in 1912 and a doctorate in physics in 1926 from the University of Pittsburgh.
At the Institute of Technology he participated in the first experiments in the field of “Farsight” and electronics, led by Professor Boris L. Rosing.
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Ksenia Sobchak and her love stories

Ksenia Sobchak beautiful blonde

Ksenia Sobchak – beautiful blonde


Ksenia Sobchak is a Russian TV and radio host, actress and socialite. She is best known for her stint as a presenter of the reality show Dom-2 (TNT), Blonde in Chocolate (Muz-TV), The Last Hero (Channel One). The girl has played more than a dozen roles in films and television series and is an author of five books.
Perhaps, she is one of the most talked about people in Russia.
Ksenia was born on November 5, 1981 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into a family of a lawyer, Anatoly Sobchak, who was the first democratically-elected mayor of St. Petersburg from 1991 to 1996, and a historian, Lyudmila Narusova.
As a child, Ksenia studied ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre and painting at the Hermitage.
In 2000, Sobchak moved to Moscow, where she studied at MGIMO. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
From 2011 to 2012 Sobchak was a host of the TV show Russian Next Top Model, but later was replaced by model Irina Shayk.
On May 28, 2012 Ksenia became an editor-in-chief of the women’s magazine SNC (formerly known as Sex and the City).
Sobchak is one of the Top 100 most influential women in Russia.
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Ekaterina Strizhenova

Ekaterina Strizhenova

Ekaterina Strizhenova – beautiful actress


Ekaterina Strizhenova (nee Tokman) is a Russian theater and film actress, TV presenter.
She was born on March 20, 1968 in Moscow. Her father, a journalist and writer, died of cancer when Katya was only six years old, and her sister Victoria was twelve. Her mother was a Russian language teacher, then she worked in the presidential administration.
At the age of five Ekaterina started acting in children’s television programs and was a presenter of children’s concerts and performances. Then the little girl joined Moscow children’s dance ensemble Kalinka.
Ekaterina made her film debut in 1984. The young aspiring actress played one of the title roles in drama Leader, directed by Boris Durov. On the set of the film Ekaterina met her future husband – Alexander Strizhenov, who also played one of the main roles in the film.
The actress graduated from Moscow Institute of Culture.
Ekaterina played in many theatrical production such as Subway and Hamlet at the Drama Theater named after Anton Chekhov, as well as in Actors Studio Theater’s productions.
In 1997, Strizhenova became a presenter of the television program Good Morning on Channel One.
In 1997, the girl starred in Alexander Shevchenko’s music videos for the songs “Everything will be as you want” and “Only for her”.
In 2008, she participated in the TV show Ice Age, where professional figure skater Alexei Tikhonov was her partner.
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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. 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, Department of History.
In 1991, Sergei studied art in Italy, where he managed to get a job as a lifeguard at a local beach resort.
In 1994, the future celebrity received a higher degree and went to graduate school. 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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Maxim Cherniavsky – Bachelor participant

Maxim Cherniavsky

Businessman Maxim Cherniavsky was eligible bachelor


The second season of the TV show “Bachelor” on TNT channel ended on May 25, 2014. The protagonist of the show, businessman Maxim Cherniavsky, chose 23 -year-old Maria Drigola. Maxim presented Maria with beautiful flowers and said, “I want to breathe with you. I want you to be always with me! .. I want to confess that I really love you.”
At the last moment the second finalist, Alena Pavlova, was refused. “Forgive me, but I love Maria,” – he said. It was a very difficult decision for the young man. Alena could not hold back tears, “I love him and wanted to have a real family”.
I want to recall that the first hero of the show “The Bachelor” Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakovabroke up after the project.
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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”. 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 was the role of brothel hostess Katherine in the TV series “Cursed Paradise”.
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Elena Korikova – beautiful actress

Elena Korikova

Elena Korikova – beautiful actress

Beautiful blonde Elena Korikova is a Russian actress.
She was born on April 12, 1972 in Siberian city Tobolsk. But then her family moved to Rostov, where young girl joined Drama theater.
At the age of 17 Lena went to conquer Moscow, where she successfully passed the entrance test and entered the Moscow Institute of Cinematography. Her debut role was in a fairy tale “Ha-bi-aces” directed by Anatoly Mateshko, where she starred with Vladimir Mashkov.
Her role in the film “Mistress into Maid” by Alexei Sakharov was one of the brightest. For this role, Elena was awarded a prize at the film festival “Kinoshock” and the Nika Award for “Best Actress”.
Elena played role of Tanya in the drama “Mu-Mu” by Yuri Grymov.
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