Skryabin's daughter showed rare footage of her father: Kuzma is 29 years old and very happy on the photo. Exclusive
Barbara Kuzmenko, the only daughter of the legendary musician Kuzma Scriabin, admits that she is still having a hard time dealing with the loss of her father. The musician's life was cut short by a terrible accident in February 2015: the accident occurred near Kryvyi Rih, where the SUV driven by the artist collided with a truck. The 46-year-old musician died on the spot.
In an interview with OBOZ.UA, Barbara Kuzmenko told personal stories that eloquently reveal the nature of the relationships in Kuzma Skryabin's family. She also shared photos from the family archive that have never been published before.
Barbara admits that she loves to look through the chronicles from her home archive, but adds that sometimes it is difficult for her to look through some of them because the wounds from the loss of her father have not healed: "To be honest, there are times when it is very difficult for me to open family albums. The loss of my father is a pain that does not go away, despite the years that have passed."
"Every year, February 2 is a very difficult day for all of us," our interviewee continues, "You start thinking about that terrible day. I try to go to church in the morning to be alone with my thoughts, with myself. Whenever possible, we gather as a family. Before the pandemic, we used to go to the church next to my grandparents' house. A funeral service was held there. And from there to the cemetery... You know, I can't say that on my dad's birthday we all feel a little bit better - it's still hard."
Barbara says she still keeps the gifts her father gave her: "Collections of Lego sets (I was very fond of them at one time). I also have a perfume he gave me once. I opened the bottle, but I don't use it - I keep it as a memory. He bought me a lot of things without me asking him, and he always guessed right, both in terms of preferences and size."
In an interview, Barbara admitted that no matter how much time her father spent with her as a child, she always felt that it was not enough. "I always wanted more," she says now. "On the one hand, I realized that he was very busy, but on the other hand, I dreamed that this busyness would become less, and I would have more time with him. Although he tried very hard not to deprive my mother and me of his attention. When he had a weekend off, we would go to sports together-tennis, squash-he loved it."
"And in the evenings, if we could stay together, the three of us would watch TV shows. And not for my age, for example, Prison Break or Survivor. My parents and I have always been very close, we trusted each other infinitely. Now I still have this connection with my mom."
Read the full interview with Barbara Kuzmenko on OBOZ.UA on Sunday, February 11.