|Birthname||Lyudmila Georgievna Zykina|
|born on||10 June 1929 at 05:48 (= 05:48 AM )|
|Place||Moscow, Russian Federation, 55n45, 37e35|
|Timezone||EET h2e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||18°46' 25°17 Asc. 25°11'|
Russian folk singer of. Born in Moscow, she joined the Pyatnitsky Choir in 1947. Beginning in 1960 she performed solo. She befriended Ekaterina Furtseva, the powerful Minister of Culture of the Soviet Union, and was reputed to be a favourite singer of Leonid Brezhnev. It is known she was a particular favourite of both Kim Il-song and his son Kim Jong-il, performing in Pyongyang six times at the invitation of the Kims. It was also reported that Kim Jong-il was so fond of Zykina that he invited her to Pyongyang in 2008 in hopes that her performance would help him recover from illness.
Among Zykina's many honors were the Lenin Prize (1970) and Order of Lenin (1979) as well as the titles of People's Artist of the USSR (1973) and Hero of Socialist Labour (1987). According to Dmitri Shostakovich, Zykina was "more than a brilliant interpreter, she was a coauthor, co-creator of composers".
Her signature songs include Techot Volga and Orenburgskii platok. The asteroid 4879 Zykina is named after her. Lyudmila Zykina died on 1 July 2009 after suffering a heart attack.
- friend relationship with Kim Jong Il (born 16 February 1941). Notes: Kim was one of her greatest fans
Velichko Feliks gives a rectified time in his book "Aspects of Chiron" (Russian); original source and starting point of rectification unknown.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (folk singer)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession