Igor Armenovich Sarukhanov arm. Սարուխանյան; race. April 6, 1956, Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR) - Russian pop-rock singer, composer of Armenian origin. Honored Artist of Russia (1998). Family Sarukhanov surname, derived from the name Sarukhan, which means the owner of the mountains. Paternal ancestors from Stepanakert. Ancestors on the maternal side of the town of Goris. Paternal great-grandfather was a wealthy man, was engaged in grain, wood, stone processing. He had factories. In 1921 he sent to the starving Volga composition of grain. During the repression, to avoid arrest and execution, he destroyed all the documents and refused to property. Father Armen Vaganovich Sarukhanov, was a scholar, PhD, professor at the Technical university, died at age 60 Uncle Vladimir Vaganovich Sarukhanov Mother - Rose Ashotovna - teacher of Russian language and literature, has died at age 58 brother Vahan Fourth wife Elena Lena Fifth wife Tatiana Sarukhanov (Kostycheva) - Sarukhanov concert director, director of the fashion designer and artist, Love Sarukhanov daughter (born in 2008)    Biography Born in Samarkand, but lived there for long. When he was 4 years old, the family, in connection with the protection of his father's thesis, moved to Moscow.  Future singer graduated from School of Music in classical guitar in Moscow. Ensemble playing "Blue Bird" (1979-1981), "Flowers" (1982-1985), "Circle" (1983-1985). As a guitarist, singer and composer worked with Tõnis Mägi, Alla Pugacheva, Philip Kirkorov, Ekaterina Semenova, Veski, Eugene Kemerovo, a group of "combination" and other artists. Igor Sarukhanov solo debut in 1985 as part of the cultural program of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Moscow (awarded first prize for the song "Moscow space"). The following year they released their first CD-giant singer "If we are on the way." Since 1986 tours extensively, received the title of the winner of the festival "Bratislava Lyre." In 1984, the festival in Sopot was awarded the first prize as the author of the song "Behind the sharp turn." In 1990, the song of Igor Sarukhanov «Barber» was filmed first domestic professional video (directed by Michael Khleborodov). Among the most famous songs of Igor Sarukhanov - "My dear old", "Violin-fox", "Green Eyes" and others.