Evgeniy Primakov, Rissian Prime Minister, 1998-1999
I have great respect for this man. From my, perhaps, amateurish point of view, he is the most musically gifted performer on our song scene. A magnificent voice!
I respect him for his fortitude, his courage. He remains an optimist even in the hardest situations, never shying away from a battle. I also respect him for his enormous capacity for work. He never misses a single chance to perform, looking invariably fresh and exciting, never lip synching nor switching to a “half-power” mode. I love him because he is a good man and a good friend.