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Russian pop star becomes endentured servant to English swindler

A passionate affair turned out to be a nightmare

Popular Russian singer Ilya Lagutenko from the group called Mummy Troll fell victim to a swindler in London. The Russian pop star now has to spend the next five years working for him. Ilya was also given is also another choice: to marry the swindler's daughter.

Mummy Troll’s 34-year-old singer Ilya Lagutenko is often compared with Cheshire Cat because of his smile. Lagutenko himself says that he is a “devil in a good guise.”

The “Dictionary of the Russian Show Business” says the following about Lagutenko’s group: “Mummy Troll is a group that gained immense popularity in Russia in 1997. The peculiar features of the group is the smiling vocal, singing the lyrics of a small child who took too many sleeping pills. The most popular rumor about the group is that they allegedly recorded all of their albums in London. This is definitely a joke.”

If it was really a joke, then it was a good one. The guys from the group decided to play the joke again in April of the current year. They stated that their new album “Meamury” was recorded in London as well. Furthermore, they performed in London clubs twice.

Lagutenko said in one of his interviews that an 18-year-old female student “fell in love” with him after one of his concerts. His girlfriend Lesya (back-up singer) found him in bed with the groupie, while his wife Lena was waiting for him at home.

Ilya found out that his English fan’s father was a prosperous businessman. After that, he put an end to his relationship with Lesya, whose father could not boast of successful exchange bids in London. Lesya had to return to Russia. However, Ilya decided that the best thing to do was to start an affair with the rich student, and he succeeded. The girl’s father invested quite a large sum of money in Lagutenko’s studio.

Ilya graduated from Vladivostok University; he is a specialist in Russian-Chinese trade. However, he became a victim in a transaction with the London broker. Now, Lagutenko will have to work that money off for five years. Russian pop star now has to spend the next five years working for him. Ilya was also given is also another choice: to marry the swindler's daughter and set up a family business.

Larisa Suyetenko PRAVDA.Ru

Translated by Dmitry Sudakov