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From an early age, Nadezhda Babkina loved to sing, but her parents saw her as a doctor or teacher. Nevertheless, the actress still came to her goal: she became a singer, organized her own ensemble and gained popularity. How the life of the singer developed – in the material

Nadezhda Babkina: childhood and the beginning of her career

Nadezhda Babkina was born on March 19, 1950 in the city of Akhtubinsk, Astrakhan region. Her father Georgy Ivanovich Babkin worked in the organizations of the national economy of the region, sang and played various musical instruments. He was at the front, awarded the Order of the Great Patriotic War II degree.

Babkin’s hope as a child. Photo: social networks

Tamara Alexandrovna’s mother, Chistyakov’s maiden name, worked as a primary school teacher. It is known that in the pre-revolutionary years the family owned a Moscow manufactory. They later sold the house in Moscow and moved first to Nizhny Novgorod and then to Astrakhan.

Babkina has an older brother, Valery, who was sent to music school at the age of five. It was he who accompanied his sister when the piano and guitar appeared in the house. From an early age, Nadezhda loved to sing, and her parents dreamed of becoming a doctor, teacher or engineer, so they were in no hurry to send her to music school. But, becoming a schoolgirl, Nadezhda herself enrolled in an amateur art circle and finally decided that she would be a singer.

Babkin's hope in his youth
Babkin’s hope in his youth. Photo: social networks

The parents did not accept this decision and insisted that the daughter submitted the documents to the medical school. After studying only a semester, Nadezhda Babkina took the documents and in 1967 became a student of the Astrakhan Music School. After graduating in 1971, she went to Moscow, where she entered the conducting and choral faculty of the Gnesin State Music and Pedagogical Institute. In 1976 she became the conductor of the folk choir, and in 1983 she received a diploma in “solo folk singing”.

Nadezhda Babkina: Russian Song Ensemble and the best songs

Nadezhda Babkina formed the vocal ensemble “Russian Song” in 1974. The group consisted of six soloists. The first performances of the group took place in front of workers in factories and mills. Success and fame came to the artists after performing at the All-Russian Soviet Song Contest in Sochi in 1976. This victory was followed by others.

The repertoire of the band was replenished. Among the most recognizable songs were – “Rose”, “Lady Lady”, “Rainbow”, “Kalinka-raspberry” and others. The first album of “Russian song” – “Soul in the steppe” – was released in 1986. In general, the band’s discography to date – 16 records.

Ensemble "Russian song"
Ensemble “Russian Song”. Photo: Global Look Press

1993-1994 became special for “Russian Song”. First, the ensemble was reorganized into a folklore center, and then into the state musical theater. Babkina remained the artistic director, whose name was inextricably linked with the ensemble. Now Nadezhda Babkina is the director and artistic director of “Russian Song”.

It is noteworthy that the best designers worked on stage costumes – Valentin Yudashkin, Vyacheslav Zaitsev and others.

Nadezhda Babkina: projects, TV, shows

In addition to concert activities, Nadezhda Babkina has made a career in television. Since 2010, she has been the host of “Fashion Verdict” on Channel One.

In 2017, the show “Perfect Renovation” decorated the apartment of Nadezhda Georgievna in Bryusov Lane in Moscow. In addition, in different years Babkina became the heroine of the programs of Boris Korchevnikov, Ivan Urgant, Lera Kudryavtseva.

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Nadezhda Babkina in 2006. Photo: Global Look Press

Babkin was also noted in the domestic cinema. She first appeared on the screens in 1984 in the film “TASS is authorized to declare”, where she played a minor role as a folk artist. Her vocals can also be heard in the film-musical “New Bremen”, where the voice of the star sang Atamansha and in the soundtrack to the film “My big Armenian wedding”.

Nadezhda Babkina: awards and prizes, income

Nadezhda Babkina’s work was highly appreciated. Thus, in 1986 she received the title of Honored, and six years later – People’s Artist of the Russian Federation.

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Nadezhda Babkina. 2012 Photo: Global Look Press

The actress does not hide her income. Thus, in 2019 she declared 34 million rubles, and in 2020 – 56 million. It is also known that she owns two apartments in Bulgaria and two in Moscow, as well as a house near Moscow.

Nadezhda Babkina: personal life

In 1974, Nadezhda Babkina got married. Her husband was a musician Vladimir Zasedatelev. A year later, the actress gave birth to a son, Daniel. After 17 years of marriage, Zasedatelev fell in love with the backing vocalist of Lev Leshchenko’s band “Spectrum”, whom he married and lived with until his death. Interestingly, he divorced Babkina himself, the actress learned about everything only when she saw the passport.

Wedding of Nadezhda Babkina and Vladimir Zasedatelev
Wedding of Nadezhda Babkina and Vladimir Zasedatelev. Photo: social networks

Babkina’s son received a law degree, PhD, owns a law firm in Moscow, and also serves as a bell ringer in the Church of the Savior without Hands. Father of three children. In 2010 Babkina’s first grandson Georgy was born, in 2013 and 2015 – granddaughters Vera and Martha. All grandchildren call Nadezhda Georgievna by name, Nadya.

Nadezhda Babkina with her son and grandchildren
Nadezhda Babkina with her son and grandchildren. Photo: social networks

It is noteworthy that until 2019, everyone bore the surname Zasedatelev, and then took the surname Babkina.

In 2003, Nadezhda Babkina met a new love. During one of the song contests, she met aspiring artist Yevgeny Gore, whose real name is Gorshechkov. Despite the 30-year age difference, they spun the affair. However, the actress does not want to go to the registry office, as Gora warned immediately. The couple is married.

Nadezhda Babkina and Evgeny Gore
Nadezhda Babkina and Evgeny Gore. 2010 Photo: Global Look Press

“And what is this here?” You need to come to this, the main thing is that you are ready. I’m not very ready yet, “Babkina said Channel Five.

Babkin’s hope: appearance, weight loss, without make-up, illness

Periodically, pictures of Nadezhda Babkina appear on social networks without make-up and styling, and even in a dressing gown. Babkina does not hide that she did plastic surgery, and also visits a cosmetologist and dentist on a regular basis. The snow-white smile of the artist simply blinds her eyes.

The artist also follows the figure. A few years ago she lost 36 kg. Now at a height of 165 cm, her weight is in the range of 75-80 kg. She owes her built figure to good nutrition, sports and good mood.

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Nadezhda Babkina. 2007 Photo: Global Look Press

In early April 2020, Nadezhda Babkina was hospitalized. The singer was in a coma with extensive bilateral pneumonia. For a while, she was connected to ventilators, and fans were not jokingly excited about her life. According to doctors, the actress was affected by more than 70 percent of the lungs. Fortunately, Nadezhda Georgievna was able to overcome the disease. After recovering from her illness, she not only reappeared on stage, but also published an autobiographical book, Fashionable, Folk.

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Nadezhda Babkina. April 2022. Photo: Global Look Press

Nadezhda Babkina: latest news

In September last year, Babkina became a participant in the show “Duets”. And recently celebrated her 72nd birthday.

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