Ludmila Zykina - Людмила Зыкина The river Volga flows


As one of Russia’s most celebrated singers, Lyudmila Zykina once charmed all the Soviet leaders with her vocals, including Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev and Gorbachev.

In 1949, after her performance for Stalin finished, he smiled at her and made a promise: “You’ll go a great way!” And so she did. RT


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