Yana's biography

Yana Rudkovskaya

— manager of Dima Bilan, Evgeni Plushenko. General Producer of the magazine of the quality of life Posta-Magazine.ru.

— Dima Bilan's producer since 2005, during which time Dima became the most titled Russian artist , winning all possible awards of "Eurovision" (2nd place in 2006 and 1st place in 2008), «MTV EMA» (7 awards), 11 "Muz-TV" awards, 10 «MTV» awards

— Band Gradusy's producer;

— Enters the TOP-3 of the most stylish and successful business women of Russian show business;

— The general producer of the Internet portal of the quality of life www.posta-magazine.ru;

— Enters  in the TOP rankings of «TNS Gallup Media» with her business- projects,  one of the most successful  in the Russian show-business;

— "ZD" Award  -  "Producer of the Year " - 2007 , 2008, 2010 , "Person of the Year" - 2009;

— TV channel «Fashion TV» award  as the most stylish producer - 2007, 2008, 2009 , 2010, 2011 , 2012;

— Award "Most Stylish Couple of the Year" (together with Evgeny Plushenko ), according to the magazine Glamour (2009) and Hello (2010), " The bohemian chic » by Hello (2011), Glamour award (2007) in the category "Most Stylish business-woman of the year";

— Raising three children with her husband - Evgeni Plushenko.

Childhood, start a career
Childhood, start a career

Yana Rudkovskaya was born on January 2, 1975. She graduated from the Altai State Medical University as a specialist in skin and venereal diseases.

During ten years Yana was the CEO of the Franck Provost beauty salons network in Russia. Yana Rudkovskaya has been running her salon business since 1998. For the period from 1998 to 2001 she had owned the network of beauty salons “French Beauty Studio”. In 2001 Yana Rudkovskaya got an exclusive right to represent the world famous Franck Provost brand in Russia and in 2002 she opened three salons of this network in Sochi. The salon`s opening in Radisson SAS Lazurnaya Hotel was attended by Franck Provost who was enchanted with its design and interior and said that the salon was one of the most beautiful in his worldwide network.

On December 16, 2004 Yana opened the first Franck Provost salon in Moscow.

Success in business, work with Dima Bilan

In 2003 Yana established the Grand La Scala Fashion Group. It is now a network of high-class boutiques representing such brands as Gucci, Dolce&Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Roberto Cavalli, DsquareD2, etc. Yana Rudkovskaya personally orders all collections. She attends all Paris and Milan fashion weeks shows, and personally sees to every order. Yana works with many well-known designers, who in their turn are always glad to invite her for participation in different fashion projects, such as Yana`s modeling for a famous German designer Philipp Plein. Yana quickly became very popular among mass media. In 2004 the Italian magazine “Fashion” published an article saying that Yana Rudkovskaya was the first and the only business lady in the fashion business in southern Russia.

In the end of 2005 Yana Rudkovskaya extended the sphere of her activity. She went into show business. Yana had been creating Russian singer Dima Bilan`s style and image before, and in 2005 she became his producer. It happened so that before going to a better world Yuri Aizenshpis (Dima`s ex-producer) asked Yana to accompany the singer at the Russia Music Awards 2005 which would take place the very next day. Yana didn`t refuse, she supported Dima Bilan during the ceremony (where he got the Best Singer and the Best Artist awards) and didn`t abandon him in his future activity. During the year 2006 Dima Bilan took the second place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, again got the Best Artist award and the Best Song award (“Never Let You Go”) at the Russia Music Awards 2006, and was also awarded at the Europe Music Awards and at the World Music Awards.

The following years were no less successful for Dima. And 2008 has been truly his. That year Dima became the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, being supported by a virtuosic team of the Olympic figure skating champion Evgeny Plushchenko, Hungarian violinist Edvin Marton, and dedicated producer Yana Rudkovskaya. It`s true that Dima Bilan is a very talented singer, but we cannot underestimate Yana`s merits as she is the only Russian producer who helped her artist to achieve so much. . In an interview with one of most prestigious Russian magazine Yana Rudkovskaya said: “I want Dima to be popular in the West and I want him to be the first Russian singer who will be awarded a Grammy”.

Yana Rudkovskaya works with other artists too. In 2007 she had been producing a TV music show “STS zazhigaet super-zvezdu” (from Russian “STS kindles a new super-star”). The show had the highest ratings for the channel ever. Afterwards Yana helped several other young but very talented and promising singers. Nowadays Yana Rudkovskaya works also with the Olympic figure skating champion Evgeny Plushchenko.

Having succeeded in so many spheres, Yana Rudkovskaya is always looking for something new. She even managed to play in Dima Bilan`s music videos and in the “Club” series on the MTV-Russia.

In 2007 Yana Rudkovskaya has launched her own TV-show “Obnazhenniy Show-biz” (from Russian “Naked Show-biz”). And in 2008 Yana participated in one of the most popular TV-projects “Zvezdny Led” (Russian variant of “Skating with Celebrities”).

2008 was successful for Yana too. She got several awards at the most prestigious Russian ceremonies as the best and the most fashionable producer and as one of the most beautiful people in Moscow. In February 2009 one of the greatest publishing houses MK named Yana the Person of the Year.

Yana is actively engaged in public activities and charity. She constantly attends governmental conferences on cultural issues. In spite of all Yana`s business, she was loving and caring mother of two wonderful boys: Andrey, Kolya and later – Sasha. On September 12, 2009 Yana married figure skating Olimpic champion Evgeni Plushenko.

In 2009, Yana wrote and published the book "Confessions of a kept woman, or so the Steel Was Tempered".

September 12, 2009 Yana married Olympic figure skating champion Evgeny Plushenko. A little later, Yana together with Evgeny received the award "Couple of the Year" by the magazine Glamour (2009) and Hello (2010) In 2011, Yana received the award in the category of " Bohemian chic" of magazine Hello. Over 6 years already Yana has been one of the 100 most beautiful people in Moscow according to MayFashion!  For several years Yana had been collaborated with renowned designer Ilya Shiyan . Their joint shows were very popular . In each of them lied some unique idea. The most popular stars  participated in them (Dima Bilan, Philipp Kirkorov , Sergey Lazarev, Anna Chapman , Lera Kudryavtseva , Natalya Rogozina , Nikolai Baskov, Nikolay Valuev , Oxana Fedorova , Sergey Zverev, Alexander Revva , etc.), some of them are even of the world level (Rob Schneider).  The  evidence of Yana’s success became not only her numerous awards and her charges , but also a huge interest from all the top publications and broadcasters. In a short period Yana became one of the most sought-after media persons. 

New projects in the show business

In 2012, Yana opened a Children's Academy of cinema and show business.

Yana continues her charitable work, collaborating with companies "Bingo Boom" and "Good works."

In mid-December of 2012, Yana Rudkovskaja has organized a grand charity show "Kids Against the doomsday." It was held in the Concert Hall "Crocus City Hall" and was attended by about five thousand spectators. Most of them were children from orphanages , who came to Moscow from all over Russia. According to the plan the concert was made specifically for those children who have been deprived of parental participation. "We invited  to sing at the concert our friends artists - said Yana , - they all performed  for free:  Dima Bilan, Nikolay Baskov, Ani Lorak, "A-Studio", Dominik Joker, Vlad Sokolovsky ... I want to say a huge thank you to all of them!"

 Yana Rudkovskaya tries on a role of a model: she became the face of the cosmetic brand OLAY.

Also she continues to cooperate with designers: in 2011 it was decided to conclude a treaty on strategic partnership with another fashion brand.  Yana Rudkovskaya and Evgeni Plushenko became faces of  ODRI (branded clothing , shoes and accessories ). Cooperation with them is surprisingly fruitful and successful: they do not simply promote the collection, but constantly provide new ideas,  being the organizers and main participants of non-standard marketing activities.

In September 2013 Yana organized a «Kinder Music Awards» - Russia's first children's music award on the basis of the weekly music chart, "Kid’s Top Ten  with Yana Rudkovskaya" - the television hit parade for children and teen music videos on the channel MUZ-TV. «Kinder Music Awards» is an equivalent of annual music awards in the field of popular music, rewarded by  the channel MUZ-TV, which prime  nominees are  children and adolescents under 18 y. o. The winners received the traditional " MUZ-TV plates", only on a smaller scale.