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The star of Ukrainian TV series officially changed her name and surname because of Russification. Exclusive

The star of Ukrainian TV series officially changed her name and surname because of Russification. Exclusive

Honored Artist of Ukraine, star of many Ukrainian TV series, Vitalina Bibliv, for the first time admitted that she had officially changed the data in her birth certificate. At one time, the passport office registered the future actress as Vita, and changed her surname to Bibliva in the Russian manner.

Vitalina Bibliv told about this in an interview with OBOZ.UA. Vita Bibliva is how she was written on her birth certificate.

"When it came time to get my passport, I went and changed my birth certificate, where I wrote my name - Vitalina. And her surname was Bibliv, because she was a Bible scholar. What can I say, Soviet Union: women's surnames have to end in "a". Isn't it funny? I didn't find it funny either. I corrected all that stupidity, and since I was 16, I've been Vitalina Bibliv," the actress says.

The star of Ukrainian TV series officially changed her name and surname because of Russification. Exclusive

"I owe my name to my brother. My family decided what to call me collectively. They threw options into my father's hat. I could have been Larysa, Nina. And my brother fell in love in kindergarten with a girl named Vitalina. Well, they wrote that in as well. He was taken out. And when my father went to register me, they said that there was no such name. They said it would be Vita. And that's how they called me for a long time. Even now, when I visit my parents in Vasylkiv, my neighbor calls me Vita. In the classroom, they call me Vika, Vita," Bibliv continues.

The actress also admitted that she had no friends at all before she went to school: "It so happened that until I was 16, I had no friends at all. No one wanted to be friends with me because I was fat. I don't talk to any of my classmates now. I have never been to a graduation party. But I don't remember my school years as something difficult. I had clubs, an accordion, a choir, a sports section. I signed up wherever I could keep myself busy. When one day we were asked in class what we wanted to be, I said: a clown. Everyone laughed, but I burst into tears. And I said that one day I would be the one to laugh. And you know, sometimes I think that to some extent, the desire to prove something to those children made me the person I am today."

Today, the actress's closest friends are Ukrainian famous actresses: Irma Vitovska, Olesia Zhurakivska and Inna Prykhodko. However, they do not see each other often: "We meet on each other's birthdays - that's a must, but seeing each other just like that is a problem. Olesia Zhurakivska has recently become the head of the Lesyuni Theater on the left bank of the Dnipro River, and Irma and Inna travel a lot with their performances. But we remain the closest people to each other."

Read the full interview with Vitalina Bibliv for OBOZ.UA here.

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