Author: Morgan Henson

Zhanna Aguzarova (Жaнна Агузaрова)

Aguzarova is a Soviet/Russian singer and former vocalist of the group Bravo. Aguzarova purposefully hides the biography of her early life from public knowledge so there are different accounts of her early experience, but most can agree that she was born in the village of Turtas Uvatsky District of Russia’s oil-rich Tyumen Region to a […]

Ewa Farna

Born to an ethnically Polish family living in a small town in the Czech Republic, Ewa Farna attended first a Polish elementary school and then a separate art school for five years as a child in Česky Tešin, a town in the Czech Republic, where she also attended a dance school and first learned how […]

Dakh Daughters

A self-described “freak cabaret,” the Dakh Daughters is a Ukrainian music and theater group comprised of seven women who use dramatic make-up, old clothing, and innovative melodies to draw their audiences in. Their name derives from the Dakh Theater, which is closely tied to the group and often hosts concerts for them. The band formed […]

Dawid Podsiadło

Born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Southern Poland, Dawid Podsiadło was the winner of Poland’s second X Factor contest. In 2010, he created an alternative rock band with his friends called Curly Heads in their hometown of Dąbrowa Górnicza. At first, the band only performed for each other, constantly practicing every moment they could get; then they […]

Mike Naumenko (Майк Науменко)

Naumenko was a Soviet rock and blues-rock musician, singer-songwriter, and leader of the Zoopark rock group. Born in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Naumenko attended a school with an intensive English-language program where he began to develop an interest in translating from English to Russian. At the age of 8, he heard The Beatles for the first […]

Fyodor Bondarchuk / Фёдор Бондарчyк

Fyodor Bondarchuk is one of Russia’s best-known film industry professionals, known for his acting, directing, and producing. Most of his films are action films – and many are sponsored, in part, by the Russian state. Born to famous Soviet actress Irina Skobtseva and Academy Award winner Sergei Bondarchuk, Fyodor Bondarchuk (Фёдор Сергeевич Бондарчyк) grew up […]