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Masha Rasputina

Masha Rasputina

Masha Rasputina


Masha Rasputina is a Russian pop singer, who released eight studio albums and cooperated with the famous composers Alexander Lukyanov, Maxim Dunayevsky, Arkady Ukupnik and songwriter Leonid Derbenev.
Alla Ageeva (her real name) was born on May 13, 1964 in Kemerovo region, Russia.
After graduating from music school in 1988 the girl moved to Moscow. There she met musicians and recorded her first song Play Musician. In 1989 the song became a hit and the singer received the Grand Prix at the Festival of pop and rock music Pyongyang 89.
In 1982, the girl became a soloist of the ensemble, which often performed in the resort city of Sochi. In Moscow, Ageeva met her husband and wonderful producer Vladimir Ermakov, whose mentoring and advice helped the young Siberian woman to make her first steps towards popularity.
You know, Alla took the pseudonym Masha Rasputina, explaining that Masha is the traditional Russian name and surname Rasputina makes it on the one side more erotic, and on the other side it links to Russian mystic Grigory Rasputin.

You know, in 1989, Masha performed Me and You, the final song for the film The Witches Cave. And in 1990 the singer won the rock festival.
In 1991 the singer recorded her first album City Madwoman. Masha appeared as a rebel from the Russian hinterland, who sang songs on very ambiguous and even forbidden topics.
I Was Born in Siberia was her second album and several songs again became hits. Later, in 1994, the third album Blue Monday was released.
By the way, Rasputina posed for the Penthouse magazine.
In 2000 after the music video for the song The Dress of Roses, one of the American editions named Rasputina – Russia’s sexiest female singer of the last decade.
After the release of the disc Live the Country! in 2001 Masha left the stage.
But in 2003 she sang a duet with Filipp Kirkorov. The song Tea Rose provided her status of the Russian superstar.
In 2007, she took part in the TV show Two Stars paired with famous TV presenter Andrey Malakhov.

Personal life
Her first husband was Vladimir Ermakov. They have daughter Lidia. In the late 90s, Masha filed for divorce.
Businessman Viktor Zakharov became her husband in 1999. And in 2000 the singer gave birth to their daughter Masha.
Rasputina’s eldest daughter Lida from her first marriage with Ermakov spent a lot of time in a psychiatric hospital (more than 10 years). And after her release from the hospital Zakharov bought a studio apartment for Lida. She even sang under the name Angela Ermakova for some time, had a boyfriend and was going to get married… But the groom left her, the mother sold her apartment. And the girl asked to take her back to the hospital…
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Masha Rasputina