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Real names of Russian show business stars
For the majority it is far from a secret that the stars of show business, most often, take pseudonyms for their creative careers. These can be unusual names or euphonious and memorable surnames. When choosing a stage name, Russian pop singers and singers show a fair amount of ingenuity, and someone may have a family history or legend associated with the choice of a name. So what are the real names and surnames of our stars?
Valeria - Alla Perfilova
The singer first appeared on television in 1988. At that time, the singer, in order to avoid confusion and competition with the pop star, Alla Pugacheva, had to take a pseudonym. The name was easy, memorable and very suitable for the singer, so over time, acquaintances, friends and relatives began to call her that.
Max Barskikh - Nikolay Bortnik
The singer himself explained the choice of a pseudonym by his desire to make himself a new person, to become different. This is how the performer we know - Max Barskikh appeared.
Ani Lorak - Carolina Kuek
She began her creative career as a child, back in 1995. The real name of the singer is Karolina Kuek. The girl participated in the filming of the Morning Star program. On the set, it turned out that a participant with the name Carolina had already been announced in front of her. There was not much time for reflection, and the singer made a simple and, as it turned out, beautiful decision - to write her name in reverse order. So singingAni Lorak hovered.
Alexander Malinin - Alexander Vyguzov
The real name of the singer from birth is Vyguzov. An old family history is connected with the change of his last name. When the singer's parents divorced, Alexander changed his father's surname to his mother's and became Malinov. But later he decided to delve into the history of his family and took the true surname of his great-grandfather on the mother's side, who was forced to change it during the revolution of the early 20th century. So he became Alexander Malinin.
Nike Borzov - Nikolay Barashko
The performer himself at various times in his interviews presented different and contradictory data on the emergence of his stage name. According to one version, this name was given to the singer by his father at the age of three, it comes from the Indian name Nike. According to another version, the name came about when the names of two Soviet rock musicians crossed: Mike Naumenko and Nick Rock and Roll.
Katya Lel - Ekaterina Chuprinina
Singer Katya Lel is a true fan of music, including classical music. When the question arose about choosing a stage name, the girl was reminded of Rimsky-Korsakov's Snegurochka opera, in which the shepherd's name was Lel. The name sounded very soft and tender, the artist really liked it and, over time, she also changed her passport data and became Katya Lel not only on stage, but also in life.
Elena Vaenga - Elena Khruleva
The real name of the star is Khruleva. The pseudonym for Elena was invented by her mother in honor of her hometown. Elena was born in the city of Severomorsk, Murmansk region. Once upon a time, this city was called Vaenga.
Vera Brezhneva - Vera Galushko
The girl began her creative career as a soloist of the Via Gra group. The real surname of the girl - Glushko - did not stand out in anything special. When one of the producers found out that she was a compatriot of Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, he unexpectedly suggested the idea of taking such a pseudonym. Vera liked the idea, and later, when the singer began her solo career, it came in handy. The surname is familiar and easy to remember.
Dima Bilan - Victor Belan
The singer's producer insisted on changing his real name and surname at the beginning of his career. The name Dima Bilan was more sonorous. Over time, the singer got used to the new name so much that he changed his passport details.
Grigory Leps - Grigory Lepsveridze
It was quite difficult for the singer to conquer the capital at the beginning of his creative activity; such a complex real surname also added difficulties in pronunciation and memorization. The singer made a simple decision - it needs to be cut. Since then, we have known him as Grigory Leps.
Alexander Marshal - Alexander Minkov
The artist received his nickname Marshal even before the start of his creative career, as a student at a military school. The singer was distinguished by his tall stature, he was always the first to get up in line and his friends began to call him Marshal. When it came time to choose a pseudonym for the stage image, the singer had no doubts.
Irina Allegrova - Inessa Klimchuk
There is a legend that the Russian pop star Irina Allegrova, when choosing her stage name, took just the first name she liked, and when choosing a surname, she completely relied on chance - she opened a musical dictionary and pointed her finger at the first word that came across. The word was allegro. Since then, we have known her as Irina Allegrova.
Natasha Koroleva - Natalya Poryvay
The pseudonym for the singer was invented by Igor Nikolaev. He was convinced that the audience would not be able to remember the real surname of the star, so he proposed a bright and catchy surname - Queen.
Jasmine - Sara Manakhimova
The singer is from Dagestan. To perform on the Russian stage, the star took a more unusual and sonorous name - Jasmine.
Larisa Dolina - Larisa Myachinskaya
People's Artist of Russia Larisa Dolina decided not to change her name, but chose a pseudonym.