My childhood and school, 1963 – 1981

I was born in November 1963 in a town called Inhulets in Ukraine, USSR. Inhulets was, at the same time, a part of Kryvyi Rih, a large city called ‘industrial pearl of Ukraine’, the city of ore and metal (Kryvyi Rih at night above. If you are interested to read more about this city, and…

Years at music college, 1981 – 1985

I knew I wanted to pursue a career in music, so, after completing 10 years of high school, I was admitted to a music college in Oryol, Russia. I’m not sure why I chose that particular place – me and my mother were considering several cities to go to, and for some reason we chose…

Pursuing higher education, 1985 – 1989

Again, me and my mum were choosing where I would go to complete higher education. We went to a few cities for an audition, but I was in a doubt I could get admitted into any of those establishments. There were always a large number of candidates for a single place, competing with one another….

Family life started, 1989 – 1991

 We had nowhere else to go but to my birth city in Ukraine. I had my brother there, and counted on his help with finding a place to live. We couldn’t live with my mother as she disapproved my partner choice. My mother found Vlad unsuitable as a husband for not having even a college…