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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 invented the “miracle of the twentieth century” – electronic television. His innovative ideas were also used to create electron microscopes and electron-optical converters, a variety of devices for medical electronics – from miniature “radio pills” to television device for the blind.
Vladimir Kozmich was born on July 30, 1889 in Murom. The three-story stone house, in which he spent his childhood and youth, has survived to our time and now it is the Murom Historical and Art Museum. Father Kozma Alekseevich was a merchant of the first guild, headed the Murom Public Bank. Vladimir was the youngest of seven children. You know, two brothers of Kozma Alekseevich became scientists. Nikolai Alekseevich Zvorykin (1854 – 1884), a student of A. Stoletov, was a master of mathematics and physics. Konstantin Alekseevich Zvorykin (1861-1928) was a professor at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, the author of fundamental works on the theory of metal cutting and engineering technology.
Childhood, spent in Murom, remained in the memory of Vladimir Kozmich as a picture of a serene patriarchal way of life, full of joys.
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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. By the way, she is an author of five books.
Perhaps, she is one of the most talked about persons in Russia.
Ksenia was born on November 5, 1981 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) into a family of lawyer Anatoly Sobchak, who was the first democratically-elected mayor of St. Petersburg from 1991 to 1996, and historian Lyudmila Narusova. It is interesting that under the leadership of Anatoly Sobchak such major political figures as Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev worked.
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 the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). She speaks English, French and Spanish.
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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.
Awesome girl 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. Their 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 the Moscow children’s dance ensemble Kalinka.
You know, Ekaterina made her film debut in 1984. The young aspiring actress played one of the title roles in the 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 the Moscow Institute of Culture.
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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. You know, 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, Faculty of History.
In 1991, Sergei studied art in Italy, where he managed to get a job as a lifeguard at a local beach resort.
Later, in 1994, the future celebrity received a higher degree and went to graduate school. To tell the truth, 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 I wanted to have a real family”.
I want to recall that the first heroes of the show The Bachelor Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakova broke 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. A year later, 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 roles 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 the young girl joined the Drama theater. You know, the mother of the girl, Tatyana Korikova, was a ballerina.
At the age of 17 Lena went to conquer Moscow, where she successfully passed the entrance exam 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 together with Vladimir Mashkov. Later Valeria Akhadova invited the actress to her melodramatic film I Promised I Would Leave.
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 the role of Tanya in the drama Mu-Mu by Yuri Grymov.
Korikova can be seen in music videos for songs of many Russian stars, including Alla Pugacheva, Philip Kirkorov, Dmitry Malikov, Valery Leontiev, Leonid Agutin and Igor Krutoi.
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