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Lyudmila Senchina only seemed weak and fragile. Behind the angelic appearance was a strong character and unbending will. It seemed that the singer and actress easily walked through life, and all the peaks conquered by themselves. But she had to make rather difficult decisions, endure beatings from her husband, and also pay for the mistakes of her youth, which she could not forgive herself.
She became a star at 17. As a student at the Music School, Lyudmila Senchina, after much persuasion from Anatoly Badkhen, sang Cinderella. After graduating from college, the young star was invited to the Leningrad Theater of Musical Comedy. There she met Vyacheslav Timoshin. They rehearsed their roles together, plunging into them and living the lives of heroes.
Once we were on a walk with a company of artists, we got into a conversation. And Vyacheslav fell in love. He began to persistently look after Lyudochka, she reciprocated him. She did not even think that she was hurting his wife, Tatyana Piletskaya, with her feelings. She did not understand at all how one could suffer because of a man and even shed tears for him.
Soon, Vyacheslav Timoshin made an offer to his beloved, she answered with consent without much hesitation. But I was late at the registry office. Excited before the registration, she arranged a general cleaning in their rented apartment and ran to the registration breathless and with hands red from the water.
They lived amicably and cheerfully, a son was born, all the holidays were celebrated by large companies. And all the time she did not have enough personal space. She, like air, needed loneliness. At least occasionally. But she was always surrounded by people. She lived in a two-room apartment with her husband, the child and the parents of the spouse. The singer loved everyone very much, she had good relations with everyone, but she simply could not live like that anymore.
Then she left her husband. He was offended at her, the grown-up son did not understand why everything was happening that way. But the singer took advantage of receiving an apartment and moved to a new apartment, taking her son with her. It was difficult for her, she often left the boy with hired nannies, suffered from the inability to give her son anything more. However, work has always remained in the first place for Lyudmila Petrovna.
Already in adulthood, Lyudmila Senchina admitted that her divorce from Vyacheslav Timoshin was a fatal mistake. If she were a little wiser and more patient, everything would have turned out differently. In relation to her son, she felt more than just guilt. The fact that she did not give him attention and motherly love, she repented every day, considering this one of her greatest sins.
The singer met Stas Namin in 1980, at the creative evening of Alexandra Pakhmutova. Then they met at some other concert backstage, and Stas suggested Senchina to do a joint concert in two parts. After that she arrived in Moscow exactly on her birthday, and the entire composition of the "Flowers" group, headed by Stas Namin, met her at the Leningradsky railway station with flowers.
On the set of Song of the Year, Namin began courting her. Either he brings coffee, or throws a shawl over his shoulders. Gradually, a romantic relationship began. It was very interesting with him. The singer and composer introduced her to the music that he himself loved, and it was possible to talk to him all night long.
But at the same time, Namin was very jealous. And after the wedding, he turned into a real Othello. If someone paid attention to his wife, he could well pounce on a man with fists. Lyudmila herself got it. The hot oriental temperament was the reason for their divorce.
Igor Talkov and other officials
For a long time, the singer was credited with an affair with Igor Talkov. He even lived in her apartment for a while. But the actress considered him almost her best friend. She was very surprised when, many years later, Igor admitted that he was in love with her. Lyudmila Senchina was very grateful to him for the friendship that was not destroyed by feelings.
They talked a lot about the singer's romance with the party leader Grigory Romanov. Lyudmila Senchina was always surprised by these rumors: she saw him twice in her life. And all their communication boiled down to two short conversations, from which she learned that Grigory Romanov is a fan of her work and has records of all her performances.
When Sergei Zakharov announced that because of her he had a fight with a high-ranking admirer of the singer, she honestly asked him why he was lying. And she heard the answer, which completely discouraged her: "It's just PR …"
With Vladimir Andreev, they lived together for a quarter of a century. For her, he was not just a director, husband, friend and brother all rolled into one. They did not live in the same house and did not register their relationship. He treated her like a capricious spoiled child, and she saw in him a strong man's shoulder, which you can always lean on. And he somehow surprisingly managed not to violate the boundaries of her personal space. Maybe that's why their friendship lasts so long.
She said that she was completely happy in her cozy world, in her house, where animals and nature surround her. She just would like to see her son more often, who has been living and working in America since the age of 19.
For a year and a half she fought against oncology, but did not want to burden anyone with her problems and continued to perform. And only the closest ones knew how difficult these performances were for her.
Senchina already suffered from an illness, was undergoing a course of treatment, but before concerts she changed her clothes, transformed herself, went on stage - and smiled. All this time, her husband Vladimir was next to her, who supported his wife in everything, and the dacha near St. Petersburg, next to good friends Senchina Urgants, gave additional strength. On January 25, 2017, the singer died. In the memory of millions of fans, Lyudmila Senchina will forever remain exactly "Cinderella".
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