Ukrainian singer Svetlana Loboda gave an interview to Georgian journalist Noe Sulaberidze for his YouTube channel. The pop star, who has sharply condemned the Russian military special operation in Ukraine, admitted that her return to Russia is “out of the question.” In an interview, the singer also for the first time named the full name of her youngest daughter — it turns out that the girl's name is actually Matilda, and not just Tilda, as everyone called her before.
I don't see the possibility of even thinking about returning to Moscow and living in Russia. This is excluded,
— Loboda said in an interview, noting that her eldest daughter, 11-year-old Evangelina, asked to come back to Russia.
The performer, who now lives abroad, admitted that the children did not easily endure the move.
Evangeline had a very hard time moving. Children generally find it difficult to adapt to a new reality. I talked to her a lot about it, explained why we couldn't stay. She hears me, understands and supports me, but it is very difficult for her. She says, “Mom, I really miss my friends.” But I say that our circumstances have developed in such a way that we cannot and will not return,
— said Loboda.
Svetlana Loboda with her daughter Evangelina
The youngest daughter of the singer also has questions.
Matilda is small, she is four years old. She often asks me why we live in a different house, why we moved to another country. I tell her that we are traveling the world, seeing different places, that I want her to meet different kids. And somehow it calms her down.
Loboda gave birth to her eldest daughter in 2011 from the choreographer Andrei Tsar, and the youngest was born in 2018 — the singer never spoke about who the father of the baby is. However, rumors appeared in the press that the lead singer of the Rammstein group, Till Lindemann, could be the father, since then many suspected that Loboda had an affair with him. Girl's name — Tilda — just considered a kind of allusion to paternity. Recently, information appeared in the press that Loboda paid Lindemann for joint appearances for the sake of PR.
In an interview, Loboda mentioned that she now lives in Riga, her mother moved there with her, and her father remained in Kyiv.
The singer talked about moving to Europe last year. After the start of the special operation, there were rumors that Loboda had the citizenship of Malta, for which she renounced Ukrainian citizenship, but the singer denied this. Svetlana herself told in March of this year that she was helping Ukrainian refugees in Lithuania.
In April of this year, Izvestia published a list of Ukrainian artists who were allegedly banned from entering Russia for 50 years, including Svetlana Loboda.
Svetlana Loboda with her daughters Matilda and Evangelina
Despite the difficulties, Loboda also named the advantages of such drastic changes — she spent more time with her daughters than ever before, because after the start of the special operation she stopped her concert activity. However, the singer recently announced new charity performances in Europe and the US.