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Anketa in
“MK Boulevard”

The star of “Ranetki”, the kind and funny guy, answered the MK questions.


- What should be written about you in the “Who is who” encyclopedia?

- Theatre, film and musical theatre actor. This is my main occupation right now.


- When was the last time you did something with your own hands?

- I cook a lot. Recently I’ve made shorts out of my old jeans “with my own hands”! (He laughs)


- Do you remember how you spent your first earnings?

- The first time I earned money I was 14. I bought a synthesizer and a microphone. My first salary in movies I spent on a trip to London.


- What is it you find yourself short of money for today?

- At the moment I live in New York, the city of entertainment and opportunities. There are so many temptations here! I also want to go see Broadway musicals every day, the tickets cost from 70 to 200 dollars. But I have tohold back because I only study here and don’t make any money.


- What book impressed you the most as a child?

- The book about Old Hottabych. I gladly read it several times and didn’t return it to the library, which was why they expelled me.


- What movie would you recommend to your friends?

- I like “The curious case of Benjamin Button”. It’s one of the few movies that really impressed me.


- Which Russian singer’s concert would you attend for your own money?

- Sergei Lazarev is one of the few singers who come up with original things. I would love to go to Teona Dolnikova’s concert. I am her fan, I love how she lives through the music!


- What is the best song about love?

- I really like the love songs from our old films. They are so sincere! Generally, those who know the feeling write the best songs about love.


- Where did you go on your first trip abroad?

- I was abroad for the first time in 1997 when I was 10. My parents and me went to Turkey. It was my first flight experience and the first country with another language. It was very interesting!


- Do you use mini bars in hotels?

- When I was little I always wanted to grab a fizzy drink or a chocolate from them, but my parents wouldn’t let me because it was expensive. Now I don’t drink fizzy drinks and I’m not crazy about chocolates anymore, so I don’t get anything from mini bars.


- Have you ever taken an economy-class train carriage?

- When I started studying at the Shchukin University I used to get home to Vologda in those carriages all the time.


- Are you scared of the underground?

- There is a lot of traffic in Moscow and I often park my car at the underground entrance and use the metro instead. I travel by subway in New York too.


- What makes you proud in your apartment?

- I didn’t have much money to buy furniture and I managed to buy some cheap but very pretty and qualitative things.


- Is vodka the national pride of our country?

- Americans seem to think so. The first word they say when you tell them you are Russian is “vodka”!!! I don’t feel any pride in this because I don’t drink.


- Have you ever broken the law?

- Only the speed limit one! It happened a lot, especially after rehearsals when I wanted to get home as soon as possible. But the speed was still within the normal frame.


- What wish would you make to the Goldfish?

- I would ask it to grant me health! If you’re healthy you can achieve anything in career and private life, you can be happy and do what you love doing.

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