Пётр Лещенко (singer)
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Who is Пётр Лещенко?
Пётр Лещенко: Pyotr Konstantinovich Leshchenko, a singer in the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union, is universally considered "the King of Russian Tango" and specifically known for his rendition of "Serdtse"—a tango song not in the Spanish language. He was born as a citizen of the Russian Empire in Isayevo village of the Kherson Governorate into a poor and illiterate peasant family. During the First World War, his mother and stepfather moved to Kishinev, which was later united with Romania. He was proficient in numerous languages Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, German, and others.
- also known as Pyotr Leschenko; Pyotr Leshchenko; Leshchenko, Pyotr; Pjotr Leschenko; Leschenko, Pjotr
- born on (116 years ago) in Odessa
- profession: Singer
- died on (60 years ago) in Romania
- albums: "Лучшие песни", "1934-1937: Everything That Was", "1931: Gipsy Songs & Other Passions", "1931-1937: Gloomy Sunday", "Король танго", "Пой, цыган!"
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