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Witty Faina Ranevskaya

Faina Ranevskaya

Witty Faina Ranevskaya


Philosopher with a cigarette, scandalous person, terribly lonely, vulnerable and sympathetic soul …
These words are about the great actress, incredibly talented woman, witty and unique Faina Ranevskaya.
“Ranevskaya” was her pseudonym which later became an official surname.
During her career Ranevskaya didn’t play any grandiose role, but nevertheless she was among ten best actresses of the twentieth century. She was loved by simple people and adored by the leaders.
Hard to believe, but Ranevskaya’s first contract role was “heroine kokett”. Critics compared her with a sparkling hummingbird. However, Ranevskaya had terrible complexes about her appearance. “Can you imagine Ophelia with such a nose?” – said the great actress.
Few people know that the famous Faina, who barely made ends meet and terribly was ashamed of debts, was the daughter of a millionaire. Her father, Hirsch Feldman, was one of the richest businessmen in Taganrog, owned a factory, a few buildings, a shop and a steamboat.
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Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria

Pogrebnyak and Maria

Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria


Pavel Pogrebnyak and his wife Maria took part in a TV show called Meet the Russians, which aired on Fox Sky and Virgin TV channels. The project shows wealthy Russians living in London.
According to the press reports, Ukrainian singer Kamaliya and her husband, fashion photographer Dmitry Oskin and former model Julia Zaporozhenko were also involved in the project.
Producers of the reality show describe the Pogrebnyaks as a real Russian family. “Pavel is the perfect husband. He is ready to go out with his wife anywhere: red carpet, exclusive nightclubs or Cannes. Though, he would rather spend time at home with the children. Pavel and Maria live in a penthouse in Chelsea. Their parents often visit them to help with the children”.
Pavel met his wife in his school years. She is three years younger than Pogrebnyak. At first they were just friends and only when Masha graduated from school they began dating.
Now Maria is a mother of three sons. She is a model as well as clothes, jewelry and shoe designer.
According to the creators of the show, Maria is no more, no less Russian Victoria Beckham.
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Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakova

Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakova

Evgeniy Levchenko and Olesya Ermakova


Evgeniy Levchenko is a Ukrainian footballer. He was born on January 2, 1978. You know, the handsome boy was the main participant of the Russian version of the show The Bachelor (Kholostyak, season 1) on Russian TNT Channel. The Bachelor is a reality show, which gives one man and 25-30 women the unique opportunity to find true love. The first season of the Russian reality show ended on June 23, 2013.
Olesya Ermakova, 31-year-old girl from Moscow, won the show and got the main prize – the ring.
The second finalist of the show was 26-year-old Irina Volodchenko from Irkutsk, with whom Evgeniy, by the way, had “adult kisses”.
In the TV show Levchenko had to choose between 26 girls. In the episodes Evgeniy and women had visited various European cities. So, they went to Paris, Istanbul and Amsterdam. The majority of women were eliminated during rose ceremonies. Only two beautiful girls reached the final. They visited Levchenko’s home. After the visit his mother said that Olesya didn’t love her son so much as Irina.
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Svetlana Kuritsyna – Sveta from Ivanovo

Svetlana Kuritsyna

S. Kuritsyna from Ivanovo

Svetlana Kuritsyna, also known as Sveta from Ivanovo, was born on July 20, 1992 in Privolzhsk, Ivanovo region.
Pretty girl is a presenter of the TV program Beam of Light on NTV channel, where she has been working since 2012.
At school Sveta was interested in politics and actively participated in many activities conducted by the various parties and social organizations. In September 2011 the girl joined the pro-Kremlin movement Steel, which was one of the divisions of the youth wing of the United Russia, Our.
On December 12, 2011 after a rally on Triumphal Square in Moscow, in which she took part, Sveta was asked to answer a few questions.
The girl became widely known in RuNet thanks to an interview she gave to the correspondent of Moscow News Eugene Gladin after a rally.
The interview was posted on YouTube and attracted more than four million views. After that, CEO of NTV channel Vladimir Kulistikov decided to invite Svetlana on television as a TV presenter.
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Dmitriy Nagiev – actor, TV presenter

Dmitriy Nagiev

Dmitriy Nagiev – actor, TV presenter


Dmitriy Nagiev is a musician, singer, showman, TV and radio host, DJ. By the way, he is a talented actor and one of the most popular show-business figures in Russia. You know, he is called the main macho man of Russian show business.
The boy was born on April 4, 1967 in Leningrad. After the First World War, to save himself from hunger, the grandfather of the actor Guram left his homeland Iran and moved to Turkmenistan together with the family. As a result, only 9-year-old Guram survived. The boy was sent to an orphanage. Gertruda Sopke became the wife of Guram and gave birth to their son Vladimir Nagiev, the father of the future star. Dmitriy’s maternal grandfather was a very famous person, since he worked as the first secretary of the CPSU in Petrograd.
After school, the boy entered the Technical Institute, the Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering. Then he went to the army. And in 1991 Dmitriy graduated from the Leningrad State University of Theatre, Music and Cinematography.
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Dmitry Malikov, Russian singer

Dmitry Malikov, Russian singer

Dmitry Malikov, Russian singer


Dmitry Malikov is a Soviet and Russian composer, pianist, singer, producer and television host, People’s Artist of Russia (2010).
The boy was born on January 29, 1970 in Moscow into a family of musician, composer, founder and CEO of VIA Samotsvety, Yuri Malikov and former ballet dancer, soloist of the Moscow Music Hall, Lyudmila Vyunkova.
You know, Dmitry began to play the piano at the age of 5 and in 1994 he graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory. When Dmitry was seven years old, his sister Inna Malikova was born. Subsequently, Inna, like the whole family, chose music and vocals as her profession.
At the age of 14, the boy wrote his first song. In 1988 he became famous. His songs Moon Dream, You’ll Never Be Mine and Until Tomorrow were very popular all over the country. As a result, in 1988 Dmitry became the Discovery of the Year. The following two years Dima was voted Singer of the Year. In 1990, the 20-year-old singer gave his first solo concerts at the biggest concert arena in the country, Olympic Stadium in Moscow.
By the way, Dmitry played the male lead role in the film See Paris And Die directed by Proshkin in 1992.
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Irina Bezrukova

Irina Bezrukova - Russian actress

Irina Bezrukova – Russian actress


Irina Bezrukova (nee Bakhturova) is a Soviet and Russian actress and TV presenter.
Pretty girl was born on April 11, 1965 in Rostov-on-Don. Her father was a musician and her mother worked as a doctor. At the insistence of the father Ira learned to play the violin. And her sister Olga played various musical instruments. Daughters grew up in a creative atmosphere and read a lot. The family moved many times. The life of the girls changed dramatically when the parents divorced. Her mother died after a serious illness, Irina and Olga were brought up by their grandmother.
At first the girl wanted to become a doctor, like her mother. Then she changed her mind and decided to become an actress.
In 1988 Irina graduated from the Rostov College of Arts. From 1986 to 1988 the girl had been playing in the Rostov Academic Drama Theatre. Then she moved to Tula and worked in the Drama Theatre. Finally, she became an actress of the Moscow Theater.
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