The participants

Alla PUGACHEVA

People’s Artist of the USSR (1991), Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation (1995)

Russia

President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko confers the Special Award “Through Art to Peace and Mutual Understanding” on People’s Artist of the USSR Alla Pugacheva.

In 2001, she headed the International Jury of the International Pop Song Performers Contest “Vitebsk”.Alla Pugacheva gave a concert in format of the festival for the first time in 1994. She took part in the gala concerts of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Festival, the concert of friendship of brotherly peoples, and was invited to the “Rendezvous With a Star” and “Star Hour” shows.

In 2006, Alla Pugacheva received “Through Art to Peace and Mutual Understanding” special award of the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. There’s also her Star on the Walk of Fame in Vitebsk.

Alla Pugacheva was born in Moscow on 15 April 1949. From 1964 to 1971, she studied singing and choir directing at the Moscow State College of Music named after Ippolitov-Ivanov. From 1976 to 1981, she studied acting and directing at the State Institute of Theatre Art named after Lunacharsky.

In 1965, she made her debut with a song “Robot” (music: L. Merabov, lyrics: M. Tanich) in the program “Good Morning”.

In 1966, the songs “Kak Bi Mne Vlyubitsya” (music: V. Shainsky, lyrics: B. Bryansky) and “Ne Spor So Mnoi” (music: V. Shainsky, lyrics: Onegin Gadzhikasimov) performed by Pugacheva won the All-Union Radio Contest in the nomination “Song of the Month”.

In 1967, she debuted on TV, performing the song “Idu Iz Kino” (music: B.Saveliev, lyrics: I .Kashezheva) in the children’s program “Alarm Clock”.

In September 1972, she toured abroad for the first time. Pugacheva performed at the “Jazz Jamboree” festival (Warsaw, Poland) and in other cities of the country.

In 1974, she won the third prize of the V All-Union Pop Artists Contest with the songs “Posidim, pookaem” (music: A. Muromtsev, lyrics: I. Reznik) and “Yermolova s Chistyh Prudov” (music: N.Bogoslovsky, lyrics: M.Slobodsky).

In 1975, she won the Grand Prix of the International Contest “Golden Orpheus”(Bulgaria)performing the song “Harlequin” by Emil Dimitrov(music: E. Dimitrov, lyrics:B. Barkas).

In 1977, Pugacheva starred in the movie “Zhenshchina, Kotoraya Poet” by Alexander Orlov. She also was a composer for the movie under the nickname of “Boris Gorbonos”.

In 1978, she received the Amber Nightingale prize for the song “Vsyo Mogut Koroli” (music: B. Rychkov, lyrics: L. Derbenev) at the Sopot International Song Festival (Sopot, Poland).

In 1980, the group “Recital” was founded, headed by Yu.Shahnazarov. The group accompanied the singer for many years.

On 28 June 1982, Pugacheva performed in “Olympia” Hall in Paris (France). In November of the same year she appeared in “Olympic” Theatre (Italy).

Alla Pugacheva is the author of music to the movie “Prishla I Govoryu”.

In 1987, she received a FIDOF medal “For Contribution to Peace and Harmony Through Music”.

In 1988, Pugacheva founded the “Theatre of Song”.

Her repertoire includes over 500 songs in English, German, French, Hebrew, Finnish, Ukrainian. Her discography counts over 100 solo LPs, CDs and DVDs.

Her albums were released in Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland. The total number of discs exceeded 250 million.

Alla Pugacheva is the winner of six “Ovation” prizes, seven “Golden Gramophone” prizes. She is Cavalier of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the II Degree (1999), Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the III Degree (2009), Order of Friendship (Azerbaijan, 2009), St. Mesrop Mashtots Order(Armenia, 2009), Order of Merit for the Fatherland of the IV Degree (2014).