Russia’s Oldest Singing Granny Uses Eurovision Fame To Find Grave of Father Who Died in WWII

Posted by admin on Oct 10, 2012

To find her father’s World War II grave, Natalya Pugachyova had to become a celebrity. She is one of the Buranovskiye Babushki, a group of singing grandmothers who ended up second at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with their catchy tune sung in the Udmurt language, a distant relative of Finnish.

Her newfound fame helped her find the grave of her father, who disappeared while fighting the Nazis in 1942. At a press conference she mentioned her father, Yakov Begeshev, who disappeared when she was 6 years old.

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