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Gogen Solntsev, most famous Russian freak

Gogen Solntsev

Gogen Solntsev, most famous Russian freak


Gogen Solntsev is the most famous freak in Russia and Goth icon. He is a presenter, singer, actor, and director of Gogen Solntsev’s Theatre of Horrors.
Ilya Solntsev (his real name) was born December 5, 1980 in Moscow into the family of a school teacher and Greek embassy worker. His parents divorced when he was a little boy and Gogen was brought up by his grandmother. They lived in poverty, but the boy was always surrounded by love and care.
You know, Gogen’s debut performance took place in the school chorus. After school Solntsev wanted to enter the theater school, but he didn’t have enough money.
For five years Gogen worked as a teacher in the children’s theater studio. In the evenings he performed in clubs.
Soon Gogen met Tatiana Boitsova, who invited him to collaborate with the Children’s Television Academy. He took part in the children’s TV programs: Cactus and Company, Right now, I will sing, Krugolya etc.

Then Solntsev tried to enter theater schools, worked as a perfume seller, sold theater tickets, acted in night clubs.
One day Gogen met one notable TV producer who invited him to take part in a reality show on MTV. Then he participated in different TV shows, including Dom 2, Danger Zone, Let Them Talk, 12 Angry Viewers, The show News and others.
To tell the truth, his first concerts weren’t popular. Nevertheless, he organized Theatre of Horrors, where spectators are brought to catharsis through shock therapy.
Gogen writes a book Image Race Against Time.
What is more, Solntsev realized his first album Freakin Aroun Show.
At a party Gogen met Kairat Kantridze who became the administrator of his group. They began traveling abroad with their show. Actually, they performed in Germany, Bulgaria, Italy. The showman received the Grand Prix at the festival Bravissimo in San Marino.
Once Solntsev said, “Be yourself, do not wear a mask, because then no one can see real you”.
Also this interesting man played in the TV series The Detectives, Silent Witness, Congress, Next.
In 2008, Solntsev founded the international festival Frick-Fabrik, which has been held annually in Moscow.

Personal life
In 2011, Gogen took part in the TV program Let’s Get Married trying to find a wife.
And in 2018 he married 70-year-old Ekaterina Tereshkovich. After the wedding, the newlyweds went to Puerto Plata.
His page Vkontakte: vk.com/id171790932

Gogen Solntsev, most famous Russian freak