Questions to Ruslana
Ruslana: We are planning a tour and even more than one. We want to introduce the new album to you. Also we have another good idea. But we can't say anything in advance, because it may never come true. That’s why no exact dates can be given at this stage. Watch out for the advertising. Certainly, you will be informed.
Ruslana: The Eurovision victory as any other victory in this life means just a beginning of new challenges and victories. That’s why I would prefer the statement «open some new horizons» to «achieve success». And most important, the real success was long before Eurovision. It was at the time when I felt for the first time that I am not alone in my creative work and that I have my first fans!
Ðóñëàíà: Wild Energy :-)
Ruslana: See question No. 1.
Ruslana: I wasn’t acquainted with Nina Matvienko, when I sang the song. We got acquainted much later. During one of the concerts (As far as I recall it was at the Ivan Franko theatre in Kyiv), she came to me, embraced me very gently and said a lot of warm sincere words which had nothing to do with the song. I can’t remember what she said and I if I could I wouldn't tell you, because it was very personal… :-)
Ruslana: Frankly spoken I didn’t take the time to get acquainted with his book. The meeting with Volodymyr was very episodic. He gave me a present after the Eurovision victory and congratulated me warmly.
Ruslana: You should never tell about your precious dreams aloud… if you want them to come true.
Ruslana: Yes, I remember… It was an extremely nice meeting with Polina (Nedved) and Tanya (Taina).
Ruslana: With great pleasure! When I will come to Moscow with a concert and I will have at least 2-3 hours of free time.
Ruslana: We are having plans to repeat the tour, like last year. But we want to prepare for it and raise interest not just within the Ukrainian Diaspora, but also amongst other American citizens. Regarding the Midwest, I can’t say anything – everything depends on the promoters.
Ruslana: You’ll hear very interesting style synthesis in the new songs. And a lot of lyrics which everyone was longing for ;-)
Ruslana: Most of all my family and friends suffer from lack of my attention. And that is without doubt the unfortunate reverse side of the medal in my life.
Ruslana: Yes, we make plans about it in the context of the promo tour for the new album. It can be a dance pavilion of a club – everything depends on the promoters.
Ruslana: In fact, we don’t have a Great Britain tour for now. But see question number 13 :-)
Ruslana: Thomas, the German agent of Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, works on it. Unfortunately he doesn’t give any exact date. We expect the book in the next year.
Ruslana: We are planning a promo tour. Prague is definitely in it. Check the announcements and my official site.
Ruslana: My father accustomed me to Czech beer long time ago, when I visited Czech Republic for the first time ;-)
Ruslana: There are some songs we plan to release as singles: Moon Of Dreams, New Energy Generation, Wild Energy, Silent Angel, The Girl That Rules. Everything depends on my recording company, my American management and the management of the recording companies in the different countries. The situation can change from country to country. Probably in the list of possible singles the tracks Not For Sale and Land Of Fire will appear.
Ruslana: My reaction was no different from the reaction of most people :-) This is an unsurpassed hit!
Ruslana: Of course you, Esther :-) Without doubt :-) :) :)
Ruslana: When having spare time, of course, I like watching movies. But not depending on the genre. They usually work as a sleeping pill for me, the most effective of all :-) Maybe it’s banal, but I like The Fifth Element, Mission Impossible 2, Chronicles of Riddick. Especially I like Gladiator by Ridley Scott.
Ruslana: My favourite books of my childhood are "Konsuelo" by George Sand and "The Small Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I love Djachenko and Strugatski, but this is rather subjective. Regarding "Harry Potter" I am absolutely neutral. Well, and I am certainly much interested in professional literature.
Ruslana: Will be. This year :-)
Ruslana: Unfortunately because of my extreme tight schedule with my basic project I don't have any particular plans for this issue. My form of participation in this issue is mainly limited to a public statement and clear inner protest against cruel treatment of animals. Also I voice my support of projects and organizations which actively deal with these issues.
Ruslana: Not even once…
Ruslana: If I new, I had answered it in the first question :-)
Ruslana: Yes. The Caucasus has impressed me incredibly!
Ruslana: Actually, as you can see, there is something from the amazons in my image :-) You will learn about my attitude towards the amazons more in detail when the Ukrainian album will be released in 2008. Legends about the amazons are one thing, and the existence of them is something completely different.
Ruslana: With many. Depending on time of the day, the season, the company and the mood.
Ruslana: Friends can’t be too many. The more, the better.
Ruslana: Friendship does not depend on stars or not stars.
Ruslana: I try to have a good relationship with all of them.
Ruslana: Even in daily life and in leisure clothes I like to stick to my style. Concerning modern ranges of fashion, they don't influence my style, because I create my own fashion. The future plans for the style-project "Wild Energy" include an exclusive range of clothes. Regarding a fine dress, that would be very pleasant for me. I'll wait. Thank you!
Ruslana: My new album will include two duets with American artists, whose styles differ completely from mine. And it won’t be long before both are presented. I also plan duets in oriental and Balkan style. And for today I have an ancient Slavic and ethnic duet with Varvara and a very freedom-loving one with Lithuanian friends Linas and Simona.
Ruslana: I would like, that my fans pick up my inner feelings and the rhythm of my creativity and find their own Wild Energy. To tell the truth, this is the only thing that I wish both from them and for them.
Ruslana: Ostrich or kiwi :-)
Ruslana: This will depend first of all on the desire and abilities of the child.
Ruslana: I am not a fan of experiences like this. For adrenaline I get into completely other things.
Ruslana: With pleasure! It would be fantastic! Performing as a conductor is something I miss very much.
Ruslana: I would love to go to Nepal, New Zealand and Cape of Good Hope.
Ruslana: I wrote down the first melody in my 5th class, and the first song I wrote when in 7th class. Later when I studied at the Conservatory the poet Tereza Ugrin wrote lyrics for it and it turned into the song “Shumnyi Peron” (Noisy platform). In 1993 I won a prize with it at the "Chervona Ruta" festival.
Ruslana: Energy of love :-)
Ruslana: I am not much interested in "consumption of mass products", thus more time is left for different sorts of activities.
Ruslana: You are absolutely right. Respect.
Ruslana: “Borrowings” are not peculiar to me, me myself is a source, even a fountain of ideas, melodies, motives, etc. probably not I, as Ruslana, but as a locator which catches melodies of the Universe and broadcasts them in our celestial world :-) I like doing cover versions, but more I like to write myself. Concerning stylizations, I give vent to my tastes. And Zeppelin with Deep Purple are one of my favourites.
Ruslana: There was also a story with very expensive shoes which my mother bought me especially for the graduation party and which I changed to gym shoes straight at the event. Although in the morning I came back home, wearing those shoes to my mother’s great delight. Afterwards I was wearing them for some two years – such long-lasting shoes they happened to be… According to the local L’viv tradition we also dug an empty bottle of champagne with funny notes and wishes on Vysoky Zamok (High Castle – the highest viewing point of L’viv) to dig it out some 10-20 years later …
Ruslana: For me non-material gifts have the greatest value. If fans come up with something Wild in the good sense of this word :-), any action organized which leads to something socially useful or simply interesting... And the biggest gift and award for me is sincere love.
Ruslana: This is not a promotion of war! No way! First of all there is an intro to the song, which takes the viewer into a context of war as counteraction to energy terrorism. Besides the song and the military video contain an underlying message, therefore they do not need to be perceived literally and especially not as promotion of violence and weapons. Fight against any terrorism should be rigid and uncompromising. Nothing can justify those, who deprive innocent and peaceful people from their right to live. The video is a computer game illustrating what is waiting for terrorists, who grasp peace objects and threaten peaceful life.
Ruslana: The song and the video entered my project in connection with the energy crisis of the future and accordingly with the social phenomenon to fight it. And concerning the project of the Day of the Armed Forces, its preparation coincided and there were parallel shootings for my clip for the song "My Budemo Pershi" (We will be the First) / "New Energy Generation". The video which you saw was made especially for the military film. The clip will look absolutely differently. But military elements will be dominating. Our generation can be strong and dangerous to those who don't appreciate the value of a human life.
Ruslana: I am pleased to hear about your success owing to the fan-club, Yanochka! :-) Ruslana's fan club, by the way, is not a registered organization. But nothing prevents you from changing this in the future. There are indeed plans for a concert in Poland. But first there will be a promo visit, during which I will present the new project, the single, the album (and then the show) to the Poles. And regarding the attitudes, they are mutually friendly, as it should be :-) Together with radio "Edinka" we have organized a very good concert for the European football championship "Euro 2012".