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Post  pinhedz on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:29 am

Although the pinhed is not a real fan of the Buranovo Babushki (who mostly can't sing),
he has taken a powerful shine to Olga Tuktarev--who really can sing.



I have hacked my way into the secret services computer system and located their dossier on her:

Окончила Пермский институт культуры. Директор Бурановского Дома культуры, худрук «Бурановских бабушек». Автор переводов песен на удмуртский язык. Очень искренняя тонкая натура. При этом не забывает и о хозяйстве. Ее семья уже в апреле ест свежие огурцы из собственной теплицы. Двое детей.

Graduated from Perm Institute of Culture. Director of Buranovo Community Center, home of "Buranovo Babushki." Author of song translations into Udmurt language. Very sincere and refined nature. Does not neglect her housewife duties. Her family already in April eats fresh cucumbers from kitchen garden. Two children.


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:53 am

Most enigmatic person in collective is artistic director Olga Tuktareva. She only pretends like babushka, in reality is 44 years and still no grandchildren.

Is very strange. Many singers pretend less age to have world popularnost. Olga does exact opposite--wears old-lady scarf on her head and foot wrappers on feet. She phone-calls her husband Alexey so that he flies here today to capitol with daughter to be on televisor:

-- Your wife graduated from the Perm Institute of Culture. That is a very solid accomplishment for a girl from the hinterlands. She could have stayed in Perm, and had a good life.

-- No way! Olga is not one of those people that dream about having a good life. She came back to the country because she thinks the sticks need some culture. She's got roots.

-- So, did she think that the hinterlands could be Europeanized?

-- It's not about being Europeanized here. She don't want no Europeanization here. She's got a more global plan, to bring back Udmurt culture, that's what she's interested in.

-- But could she ever have foreseen that, by leading a vocal group, she'd have made it to this level?

-- Of course not. For her this is just a hobby. Besides this she's got all the work around the house. Excuse me, they're starting rehearsal. Got no time for this ...

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:40 am

"Actively searching ..." No ... better to do the homework instead. Neutral

Kristina Tuktareva
Я не понимаю, почему основная часть преступлений совершается ночью, ведь убивать хочется в основном с утра [I do not understand why most criminal activity takes place at night, I mostly want to kill in the morning].

Birthday: August 20, 1996

Hometown: Ижевск [the Udmurt capitol Shocked ]

Relationship status: Actively searching

Parents: Ольга Туктарёва and Сергей Туктарев

_________________________________________
Olga should maybe check in more often ...

Olga Tuktareva
с вопросами обращайтесь пожалуйста к дочери,так как я бываю здесь очень редко [with questions please go to my daughter, because I am almost never here].

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:52 am

Vyacheslav Dobrynin, the composer and original performer of "Babushki Staryshki," celebrates his 65th birthday:


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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:54 am

IMO, Vyacheslav Dobrynin himself, even in his prime, did not hit the nail so squarely on the head as Olga's girls did:


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:34 pm

Olga sez: Old folks better get on it and learn how to compute. bounce



"Today, having a computer is a necessity, because without it, life will leave you behind! Nowadays people send us letters, and our administrator has to answer them. I was very sorry that I could not communicate with such a large group of people. Besides that, I have to write projects for our children's theater and, as director, send accounting documents to the "Board" by electronic mail, and load data onto flash drives, etc., etc."

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:41 am

Olga's Umdurt-nationalist tendencies first became evident when she was quite young. affraid


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Post  pinhedz on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:04 pm

The wit and wisdom of OLGA TUKTAREVA

Olga Nikolaevna Tuktareva,
the director of the group "Buranovskiye Babushki"

In our small group there is our own hierarchy. Each participant has rights and responsibilities, advantages and weaknesses. My babushki know about it very well and follow the rules. Two "small" babushki Nadya Apai and Natalya Apai are the most unpredictable and funniest members of the group.

Galina Nikolaevna, the teacher with 40 years of experience, is the most legendary in our group. Everybody respects her, but she treats babushki like small children (and perhaps that’s good).

We have our own “mouse,” it’s a nick name for Valentine Semyonovna. She can sleep anywhere and everywhere, and even on stage. And once it happened on the stage of the National theatre. We remember that very well. It happened when we just started to perform and babushki were very shy and not confident. Anyway I think it’s very important that our babushki have their own personalities and they behave themselves like in real life. People like them the way they are.

Our first performance was at the National festival "Vorshud" in Izhevsk. During the performance Nadya mixed up some movements and as a result other babushki got confused. They began to argue and pushed each other on the stage. It was terrible.  After that Nadya said that she was ready to jump in the Izhevsk pond, so she was upset. She even wanted to quit the group.

We had a very funny situation at the hotel in Moscow. Our Valentina Semyonovna wanted to take a bath saying that we did not have to miss a chance to soak in the tub. But in 10 minutes she and Galina Nikolaevna rushed in half naked. “We don't know how to drain off the water!” – said they. To my shame, I also did not understand that tricky Moscow plumbing and could not help. We even tried to fix the problem with a knife but Mikhail came and fixed the problem. Now wherever we come Galina says: "Well girls! Let’s take a bath!”
 
In Moscow we had some free time after the shooting and I decided to show babushki the Red Square.  They wanted very much to see Lenin in the Mausoleum. It seems that in Moscow now Lenin is the only thing that can be seen for free, a small piece of socialism.

Immediately after the Mausoleum I decided to take them to the GUM (the department store) for an excursion. Babushka Zoya refused to go due to the pain in her legs saying that she would wait for us at the entrance doors.  How much we were surprised when we came out and saw very upset Zoya. It turned out that passers-by began to offer her money thinking she was a beggar. They are my babushki. I have tears in my eyes when I recall this story.

During our visit to the GUM we had another interesting situation. Naturally we were walking around the shop as in the museum. Babushki, who were wearing at that time national Udmurt dresses and aprons, entered one of the departments. At once many people surrounded them and started asking if they were the famous Buranovo Babushki. I was really surprised. After that babushki were asked to sing a song. Of course it was not the right place for the concert and we quietly left the shop.

We could not walk peacefully in Moscow. Passers-by constantly approached babushki and took pictures of them. But I do not think that people did it because of babushki’s unusual dresses. People felt their openness and sincerity.

It was remarkable that we came to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to put the candle (we always do that when we are near a church) on the day of the ascension of Christ. Babushki said it was not a coincidence, it was a sign. I think a good sign.

Natalya is a real star now. It happened after her unscripted walk to the Russian singer Lyudmila Zykina on the stage in Moscow. After shooting I asked her about the incident. She said: "It was not fair to be on such scene and not to dance!" I must add that Natalya is a wonderful dancer. She cannot listen to merry tune without rushing to dance. And I thought that initiative was not punishable.

People miss spiritual, sincere, open and human attitude.

The first proposal to sing the rock songs in the Udmurt language was received by grandmothers without enthusiasm. But I told them about Tsoi and Grebenshchikov and chose the songs which could be interesting to them. At last they accepted this extraordinary proposal. However, one of the babushki turned away and left. But later she bought herself disks and suggested to translate the song "Sad" by Tsoi. When I listened to the song I thought my babushki were very wise and sensitive.  Their long-suffering souls responded to all changes in life and society.



When Katya, our most disciplined and laconic grandmother, heard the song "Golden City," she softly said: "Like a prayer." Later I learned that the melody of the song was written in the 15th century!



An integral part of any creative group, which is experience some kind of popularity, is gossip, especially in the village. It is not always easy to go through that, and each reacts to it her own way. Sometimes it comes to ridiculous forms. One of the babushki goes to the rehearsals around gardens, so she can’t be seen.
 
As a head of the group I feel big responsibility for each babushka and for all our group’s activities. I know that I should be responsible to each song, which we learn and translate. We talk a lot about it with the babushki.

After learning about our babushki and our heroic Galina Nikolaevna (she had a very difficult life and she is a very strong person), they were invited to the TV show "Malakhov."

It was “a real potato epic.” As always my babushki took some food for the trip, including boiled potatoes. On the way to Moscow they were eating their potatoes. After the shooting they were taken to the hotel. They decided to have a snack in the restaurant. Each of them took 100 rubles. They were given the menu, said Galina Nikolaevna, and they saw "soup - 400 rubles.” We continued looking though the menu and there were so many zeros that was hard to understand how much it was. We reached the last page and asked if they had some boiled potatoes?  The waiter said, it cost 50 rubles. “And what about some tea?” - babushki asked. It was 50 rubles too. They ordered. They were waiting for 10 or 20 minutes. "Did they forget about us?!" they wondered. Finally the waiter brought the potatoes and tea and asked just 50 rubles. They got full but potatoes were still on the plates. Not thinking much, they took napkins and wrapped potatoes. We ate that potatoes on the way back, says Nadya.

Galina Nikolaevna has sick legs and she can wear nothing but galoshes. But her galoshes are not simple, they are “rainbow.” Galina Nikolaevna went to the exhibition of contemporary art. Looking at leaky dusted pelvis she said that if it was art, then all her household was modern art, but much cleaner. At that moment she was approached by young people, obviously artists. They said, pointing to her galoshes: "This is very original and exclusive, could you sell it!" We all laughed. Now galoshes we call “exclusive!"



They say if you want to know the man, lend him or borrow some money. Now with regard to the babushki, they have very generous souls and they are very reliable and attentive. They are always ready to give you the last.
It was so touching when they came to my unfinished house for the housewarming party with bags of food and dishes.

And when they say that popularity spoils people, it does not apply to my babushki. They remain sincere, open and real. They have a dream to have in our village a church with many bells like in their childhood. They want fields planted with rye. They want people to sing and remember about their main mission - to be better, more spiritual and decent.

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Re: Visions of Olga Tuktareva

Post  woo on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:31 pm

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Post  pinhedz on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:12 pm

She's a bit young for me. Neutral

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:42 am

This one says the Babushki are on it--but I can tell it's just Olga. I love you I love you


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:07 am

Olga used to say that she had little use for Facebook (her daughter set up the account), but she seems to be getting into it now (there is no escape from the creeping spread of western decadence Shocked ).


Olga's professed favorite artists.

Freddie Mercury
John Lennon
The Beatles
Vyacheslav Butusov
DDT
Joe Dassin
Yuri Shevchuk
Viktor Tsoi
Constantin Kinchev
Igor Talkov
Boris Grebenshikov

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:28 pm

Meet Galina Pugacheva--the oldest of the Babushki.

The villagers all say "She's had a very hard life." (no further information).


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:35 pm

Second oldest--Yekaterina Shklyayeva.

Had to quit school to take care of her sick mother, eventually found work at the Izhevsk Machine Factory.


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:42 pm

3rd oldest -- Galina Koneva.

Worked as a kindergarten teacher all her life: skied competitively in her youth:


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Re: Visions of Olga Tuktareva

Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:44 pm

pinhedz wrote:Ghouls so oracular hang from the lies of the moose.
But these visions of Olga Tuktareva are more liquid than juice.

also, Meet Dreamy Galina ... if you dare.

The villagers of the damned all chant "she's had a super hard life and probably never did no wandrin." (further info available by request at Kingdom of Old Udmurtia Visitors Lounge and Shuffleboard Klinik).



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