Nadezhda Babkina

Nadezhda Babkina is a singer beloved by millions of viewers, a teacher, a founder, and also a leader of the ensemble “Russian Song”. Over time, her distinctive talent revealed itself brightly and many-sidedly. With the help of the folk artist, the broad possibilities of the singing school in Russia were shown.


Nadezhda Babkina was born in the city of Black Yar in 1950. Her father in the past served in the White Army, and later began to occupy senior positions in the field of national economy. Mother was a primary school teacher. Replacing several times the place of residence, the family finally moved to Astrakhan. Soon the girl’s father was appointed chairman of the village of Bolhuny, so she began to study at a local school.

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Nadezhda Babkina
Nadezhda Babkina
Nadezhda Babkina

The family of Babkin was very hospitable: they loved to have fun get-togethers where they played the harmonics. It is not surprising that Nadezhda grew up a cheerful and bright child. She then read poetry, then sang, speaking for the village audience. The Russian folk song later became the main “fad” of the artist. In this genre, the girl won the All-Russian Youth Competition.Music School in Astrakhan for the future singer was the first step on the big stage.

At the end of it Nadezhda Babkina decided that it was time to show herself to the metropolitan public. In 1971, she went to Moscow. By that time, the artist had a well-chosen repertoire, consisting of about a hundred songs. The beginning singer quickly entered the Gnesin Institute. Being a person with an active lifestyle, she managed to combine study with work and creativity. She constantly went on tour and attended rehearsals of the institute ensemble “Russian Song”.

In 1985, in order to improve her professional skills, Nadezhda successfully graduated from the Higher Courses organized by GITIS. There she received the specialty of a stage director, which allowed her to first think through and then create her own repertoire. More and more people attended the performances, the scenarios for which the actress selected on their own, taking into account the national specificity of the team.

In our time, "Russian Song" is the state musical theater of folklore, located in Moscow. The singer acts as the artistic director of this center of culture.She is engaged in concert activities, and also releases many solo songs. Suits for her performances are made by the best designers of the country. In the 90s, Nadezhda Babkina, already having a large number of awards, became a folk artist. With her ensemble, she continues to go on tour in Russia.

Personal life

Nadezhda Babkina's youth passed in the atmosphere of romantic dates and meetings. Her first husband was jazz musician Vladimir Zasedatelev. The young ones had a son, Daniel, whom they often left to their grandmother, since both had a tight tour schedule. The couple lived in marriage for 17 years, and then divorced by mutual consent. Nadezhda believed that the main reason for their separation was the loss of her ex-husband as the head and breadwinner of the family. In 2012, Vladimir Zasedatelev was gone. People's Artist helped his relatives to organize the funeral.

Babkina’s talent was not only in her voice, but also in special talents in work organization and collective activity. It was organizational skills in the team that helped her achieve such success in Russia and the CIS countries. Her truly folk team has visited for many years of its existence in many cities.

For a long time in her personal life there was a relative lull, until one day in Saratov at a competition of young talents, the singer, who was sitting on the jury, did not see Yevgeny Gora (Gorshechkova). The young man at that time was only 23 years old. His age difference with Nadezhda Babkina was 30 years old. By that time, the couple had already developed a pleasant romantic relationship. Soon the woman brought Eugene to the light, meeting with her friends and colleagues. This event caused a wide public response: some considered it a skillful PR, while others rejoiced at the wonderful feeling.

In her interview in November 2015, the singer reports that her main life principle is to believe in love. She even went on a diet to look good, and already noticeably lost weight. Babkina give strength to the love and care of loved ones. Now she has three grandchildren, George, Vera and Martha, with whom her grandmother sometimes likes to have a drink.

Since 2010, she has been one of the leaders of the “Fashion sentence” program, and now Nadezhda Georgievna has been designing clothes for women in her body. People's Artist explains her desire by saying that she just wants to make women happier. At the moment, all her free time she gives creative activity.

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