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Saturday, 23 July 2011

A Multimedia Presentation. VOR Presents… The Foremost Russian Minstrel Celebrates His Birthday

Famous singer, composer, and People’s Artist of Russia Oleg Gazmanov celebrated his 60th birthday on 22 July.

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Oleg Mikhailovich was born in Gusev in Kaliningrad Oblast. He graduated from the Kaliningrad Higher Sea Engineering School, but he chose to follow a musical career. After graduating from music school, specialising in guitar, he began his creative activity.

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In 1989, Gazmanov created the group Эскадрон (Eskadron: Squadron), which is his backup band. Most of Oleg Mikhailovich’s songs are patriotic; many of his songs are dedicated to the soldiers who defend the Motherland. Some of his hits were Есаул (Yesaul), Господа офицеры (Gospoda Ofitsery: Gentlemen Officers), and Эскадрон (Eskadron: Squadron).

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Gazmanov is a Candidate Master of Sport in gymnastics.

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Oleg Mikhailovich stays in tip-top physical shape, which allows him to carry on during long concerts, where he’s often in constant movement.

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At one time, Oleg Mikhailovich’s son Rodion took part in his father’s concerts, he had a legion of female fans, but he chose to follow a more serious profession, so, Rodion Olegovich graduated from the Finance Academy.

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His song Москва (Moscow) became the unofficial anthem of the capital, and, recently, Gazmanov was chosen to create an anthem for Sochi.

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Oleg Mikhailovich performing at a concert dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the arts centre at the State Kremlin Palace.

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Oleg Mikhailovich and his wife Marina, with their daughter Marianna.

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Gazmanov understands that he has to keep moving forward, no matter what. That’s what we wish for him, too!

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22 July 2011

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/photoalbum/53573257/53573260/index.html

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