Oleg Kukhta

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Oleg Kukhta
Birth name Олег Валерьевич Кухта
Oleg Valeryevich Kukhta
Also known as Олег Кухта
Oleg Kukhta
Born (1970-12-27) 27 December 1970 (age 47)
Kinel-Cherkassy, Russian SFSR
Origin Russian
Genres Classical, pop, opera
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocal, piano, guitar
Years active 1994–present
Website olegkukhta.ru

Oleg Valeryevich Kukhta (Russian: Олег Валерьевич Кухта) is a Russian singer-songwriter, actor, former Spetsnaz GRU officer, and military intelligence man. He was titled a Honored Artist of Russia in 2008.

Early life[edit]

Oleg Kukhta was born 27 December 1970 in Kinel-Cherkassy, Samara Oblast, Russian SFSR. When he was four years old, his family moved to Pervouralsk in Sverdlovsk Oblast.

Military career[edit]

In 1988, he began his studies at the Higher Airborne Command School (Military Institute) in Ryazan. In 1990–1992 he interrupted his studies for service in the army. 1992–1993 he took part in the peacekeeping mission in the Republic of Serbian Krajina. 1994–1996 he continued his studies at the Higher Airborne Command School in Ryazan and at the Military Command Academy in Novosibirsk.[1] He then took part in the First Chechen War (1994 to 1996) as commander of Spetsnaz GRU group. During the war he carried out many military operations, suffered a severe wound and was awarded the Order of Courage and medals. In 1999, he finished his military career and became a senior lieutenant in the Spetsnaz reserve.[2][3]

Musical career[edit]

He began his artistic career as an amateur singer during military service. In 1994, he became the first winner and 1995 Grand Prix winner of the All-Russian Military Song Festival "Victoria". In 1999, he performed in the International Festival "Slavyanskiy Bazar" in Vitebsk, and was awarded with a diploma.[4] After completion of the military career he went from 1999 to 2012[5][6] as a soloist of the Academic song and dance ensemble of Internal Forces of Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 2005 he graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow[7] and got the same year the title of Honored Artist of North Ossetia-Alania. In 2008, he was titled a Honored Artist of Russia.[8] Since 2011 he is soloist of the Orchestra of Russian Interior Ministry[9] and began his solo career.

Discography[edit]

  • 2000: "Армейский сборник 2" (Song Шинели)[10]
  • 2003: "Doswidanja. Ich komm wieder" (Song O Happy Day)[11]
  • 2003: "Академический ансамбль песни и пляски внутренних войск МВД России" (Song Be My Love)[11]
  • 2008: "Академический ансамбль песни и пляски внутренних войск МВД России" (Songs Be My Love, O Happy Day, The Prayer, На дальнем берегу, Piu Che Puo)[11]
  • 2010: "Помяни меня, поле. 65 лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне" (Album)[12]
  • 2010: "Русское поле. 65 лет Победы в Великой Отечественной войне" (Album)[13]

Filmography[edit]

  • 2005: "Not Born Beautiful" / "Не родись красивой"[14]
  • 2007: "The Unknown Country" / "Незнакомая земля"[15]
  • 2007: "The Teacher in Law" / "Учитель в законе"[16]
  • 2011: "The Prosecutor's Investigation" / "Прокурорская проверка»
  • 2011: "The Family Dramas" / "Семейные драмы»
  • 2011: "Before The Court" /"До суда»

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Infos bei RusKino (russ.)". Ruskino.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Виктор Елисеев: «В Австралии за нами бегали поклонницы» [Victor Eliseev: «In Australia were chased by female fans»]. 7days.ru (in Russian). p. 10. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Елена Жарникова. "Карузо" разведчика Кухты. Журнал Внутренних войск МВД России "На боевом посту", N. 8 и 9 2009.
  4. ^ "Infos bei WarChanson.ru (russ.)". Warchanson.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Пусть говорят: Генерал и генеральша (эфир 7 июня 2012) [Let it be said: The general and the general's wife (Live 7 June 2012)]. 1tv.ru (in Russian). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Московский Комсомолец: Песни и пляски Внутренних Войск (11 апреля 2012) [Moskovskij Komsomolets: Songs and Dances of the Internal Troops (11 April 2012)]. Moskovskij Komsomolets (in Russian). 29 July 2010. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Виктор Елисеев: "В Австралии за нами бегали…" [Victor Eliseev: «In Australia were chased by...]. 7days.ru (in Russian). p. 12. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "МВД России. Внутренние Войска". Vvmvd.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Образцово-Показательный оркестр внутренних войск МВД России". Opovvmvd.narod.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 6 September 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Армейский сборник 2 на Озоне [Army collection 2 on Ozon]. Ozon.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c Академический ансамбль песни и пляски внутренних войск МВД России. Дискография [Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Interior Troops of Russia. Discography]. Lubyanka13.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Информация на сайте ''Внутренних войск МВД'' . Vvmvd.ru (in Russian). 14 September 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  13. ^ Информация на сайте ''Военные песни'' . Warchanson.ru (in Russian). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Info bei RusKino (russ.)". Ruskino.ru (in Russian). 22 May 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Инфо на сайте кинокомпании ''Угличин и Ко''" (in Russian). Uglichinfilmcompany.narod.ru. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  16. ^ "Info bei RusKino (russ.)". Ruskino.ru (in Russian). 23 July 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 

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