|Birth name||Elena Sergeyevna Katina|
|Also known as||Lena, Elena|
|Born||October 4, 1984|
|Origin||Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)|
|Associated acts||t.A.T.u., Neposedi|
Yelena Sergeyevna Katina (Russian: Елена Сергеевна Катина, born 4 October 1984), better known as Lena Katina is one half of the Russian music duo t.A.T.u.; the other being Yulia Volkova. Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending tATu (Тату)( IPA:) (translated "This there" in feminine grammatical gender form is a Russian duo formed in Moscow, Russia Neposedi (Непоседы is a children's music group formed in Moscow, Russia in 1991 by Elena Pindzhoyan and Yuri Nikolaev Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Events 610 - Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending tATu (Тату)( IPA:) (translated "This there" in feminine grammatical gender form is a Russian duo formed in Moscow, Russia Yulia Olegovna Volkova (Юля Олеговна Волкова born February 20, 1985) is half of the Russian music duo T
Born in Moscow, Katina is the eldest of three children, and the only daughter of Sergey Katin, a renowned Russian pop music author, and Inessa Katina. Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of Her younger, half sister Katya has a different father and her half brother Ivan has a different mother. She was raised religious and is a practicing Russian Orthodox Christian. See also Eastern Orthodox Church Structure and organization The Slavic Orthodox Church is organized in a hierarchical structure
In 1992 she joined the famous Russian children's ensemble "Avenue". She was part of it for three years, and at age 11 was selected for "Neposedi", the most popular and prestigious children's chorus at the time. Neposedi (Непоседы is a children's music group formed in Moscow, Russia in 1991 by Elena Pindzhoyan and Yuri Nikolaev
Lena's hobbies include artistic gymnastics, ballroom dancing, figure skating, swimming and horseback-riding. Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of Gymnastics. Competitive gymnasts perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 Seconds on different apparatus Ballroom dance refers collectively to a set of Partner dances which originated in Germany and are now enjoyed both socially and competitively around the Figure skating is an athletic Sport in which individuals pairs or groups perform spins, jumps, footwork and other intricate and challenging Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance For the Roman class see Equestrian (Roman Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving Horses This broad description She is also a skilled pianist. A pianist (/'piənɪst/ is a Musician who plays the Piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces play with an ensemble or Orchestra
She stated in a 2006 Telehit interview that she used to listen to artists such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Pink Floyd when she was younger. TeleHit is a Mexican cable/satellite Television network. Its main programing is music and music videos Led Zeppelin were Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertfordshire in 1968 Pink Floyd are
Katina was the first to be chosen by Ivan Shapovalov for the t.A.T.u. project. Ivan Nikolayevich Shapovalov ( Cyrillic: Иван Николаевич Шаповалов is a musical producer based in Moscow, Russia. tATu (Тату)( IPA:) (translated "This there" in feminine grammatical gender form is a Russian duo formed in Moscow, Russia She recorded a few demos, including "Yugoslavia" and "Belochka", then Volkova was added to the project. Part of the stringent management of the group required her to lose nearly 10 kilograms. Katina stated in a 2006 interview on Telehit that her parents were unhappy when she decided to become a singer, and that her father had no influence on her decision.
Katina has also done various solo singing since t. A. T. u. was formed, both for the group and for herself.
Katina speaks English well and enjoys reading, especially romance novels. Lena also enjoys playing the piano during her free time. While Lena did at one point study Psychology at Moscow State University, it was reported that while doing promotion for t. MSU Faculty of Psychology (Факультет психологии МГУ is a faculty of the Moscow State University, which was established in 1966 and headed by A. T. u. 's album Dangerous and Moving, she was demitted from the academy; this, however, is untrue. Dangerous and Moving was the second English album by Russian pop group T Her mother had applied for academic leave, for what would be the third time, but was turned down. Katina then skipped a year of study, and in December 2006 she mentioned on t. A. T. u. 's official website that she was one thesis away from graduating. It was also rumored that she had changed her major to economics. Economics is the social science that studies the production distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
In late 2006 Katina and Volkova did an East European tour through Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Latvia and also performed in Mexico (Guadalajara and Mexico City). Ukraine (Україна Ukrayina, /ukrɑˈjinɑ/ is a country in Eastern Europe. Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika is a Country in Eastern often referred to as Northern Europe or in the Latvia ( Latvija officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Guadalajara (ˌgwɑːdləˈhɑːrə Spanish pronunciation) is the capital city of the Mexican state of Jalisco, and the seat of the municipality Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México DF, México or simply Méjico) is the Capital city of Mexico