Zykina, Lyudmila

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Zykina, Lyudmila Gender: F
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)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°46' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°17 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°11'

Portrait of Lyudmila Zykina 
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Lyudmila Zykina
photo: Presidential Press and Information Office, license cc-by-3.0


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Kim Jong Il (born 16 February 1941). Notes: Kim was one of her greatest fans


Source Notes

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