Grandmother of Alexander Rybak, in Vitebsk, told about her grandson to the reporter of “Vitbichy”
Source: vitbichi.by Text and photos: Natalya Drozdova
Translated from Russian by Mónika Menyhért
I went to visit the grandmother of Sasha Rybak, a charming Norwegian guy with Belarusian roots, who wasn’t famous when waking up that day, but he was when falling asleep on the night of his triumphant victory with the piercing song Fairytale at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 in Moscow. Maya Borisovna watched her grandson’s performance on television exactly in this apartment on Chernyakhovsky Avenue in Vitebsk, along with her sister Natasha, and … she is thinking back now:
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Here the fairy tale began
Alexander was a “king” on the piano. He loved it. But “war” broke out when his parents also wanted him to try he violin, recalls the grandmother.
Text to picture: He is three years old and is going to have lunch at the family country house. Two years later, Alexander Rybak moves and has not been to Belarus since. VG Friday has met some of those who meant most to «Sasha». Continue reading Here the fairy tale began — Alexander Rybak — Norway’s hope in ESC 2009
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Rybak: “You Belarusians have such a tradition to sing in poor English”
The winner of Eurovision Song Contest shares his opinion regarding Lanskaya and her resource, discuss “his” and “our” Belarus and talks about his new songs’ in Belorussian language.
Author: EuroRadio 02/15/2012 12:26
Photo by: www.zaycev.fm
The star of “Eurovision” Alexander Rybak arrived to Minsk to perform at the “Eurofest” and to see his grandmother. However this time the singer did not managed to visit his grandmother at home. Zinaida Yegorovna met his grandson at his dressing room.
Continue reading Interview with Alexander Rybak at the “Eurofest”, Minsk. 14.02.2012
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Be aware this video contains some false information made by Russian journalists.