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Ellina Graypel

Ellina Graypel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Award-winning Russian singer/songwriter Ellina Graypel born July 19, 1972 near the Volga River in the heart of Russia. She spent most of her youth growing up on a military base near Belarus in the former Soviet Union. “The military base was underground and literally right next door to a huge cache of atomic weapons!

Ellina remembers the scary hour-long drive to school inside an army truck with no windows when she was just a small child. The soldiers would sing songs to the children to make the ride a little less scary. She found her brother’s old guitar when she was 15 years old and taught herself how to play. She also wrote her very first song.

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