5 inconvenient facts about Viktor Tsoi that few people know aboutBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/5-inconvenient-facts-about-viktor-tsoi-that-few-people-know-about
Viktor Tsoi is a famous rocker who is more alive than anyone alive, still wearing headphones, speakers and wherever music sounds. Tsoi is a legendary figure in Russian rock. Listening to his songs today, you realize that they have not lost their relevance at all.
On June 21, he could have celebrated his 60th birthday, but fate decreed otherwise. Nevertheless, we offer you a selection of little-known facts about the musician.
When Viktor Tsoi was born in 1962, nothing foreshadowed a great future. A simple family from Leningrad — father is an engineer, mother is a physical education teacher… Victor owes his Korean surname and Asian appearance to his father's grandfather, a Korean who came to the Northern capital from Kazakhstan. Victor was the only child in the family.
Parents diverged and converged. Young Victor changed three educational institutions, moving from school to school with his mother. As a result , he entered the He trained as a woodcarver and could merge with a million ordinary people. But Choi has become a dazzling legend, a symbol of change.
The desire to serve in the army in the early 80s among Soviet youth diminished, especially with the beginning of the Afghan Company in 1979. I did not seek to join the army and Viktor Tsoi, therefore, decided to simulate a suicide attempt. As another member of the Kino group recalls, in order to mow down "like a psycho" and get a white ticket, a diagnosis of "manic psychosis" was needed.
Victor was terribly afraid of the sight of blood, so he only scratched his hands a little and waited for an ambulance. However, this was enough to get into a mental hospital and bypass the military enlistment office. To get a white ticket, Choi spent 1.5 months in the neuropsychiatric department.
In the heyday of Victor's creativity, any kind of martial arts was called "karate". The singer himself really loved this culture and was an ardent fan of Bruce Lee. Before the Hong Kong actor, the images created by Mikhail Boyarsky and Vladimir Vysotsky played an important role in shaping Victor's character and hobbies.
Viktor studied kung fu with orientalist and teacher Sergey Puchkov. The singer's mentor claims that Victor was more attracted to philosophy in martial arts than the physical component. Sergey is sure that it was his love for Bruce Lee that led Victor to kung fu. Choi was a passionate fan of the "Chinese master", watched films with his participation countless times, hung posters around the apartment and was interested in his fate and worldview in every possible way.
Lee Choi expressed his love for Bruce as much as possible by appearing on the screens in the film "Needle". For his role as Moro, he was recognized as the best actor of 1989 by the poll of the magazine "Soviet Screen".
Despite the millions of fans ready to fall at his feet, Viktor Tsoi was married to only one woman. The wedding of Mariana and Viktor Tsoi on February 4, 1984 was very far from the star-glamorous celebrations.
Victor Tsoi was Marianna's second husband. She got married for the first time at the age of 19. Among the guests at their wedding, wherever you poke, there were all legends of the Leningrad rock club: Boris Grebenshchikov, Mike Naumenko, Alexander Titov, Georgy Guryanov, Yuri Kasparyan.
The relatives of both the 26-year-old bride and the 22-year-old groom were not enthusiastic about the idea of the wedding. At first, for the sake of their parents, the newlyweds wanted to hold a wedding "like people", decorously and nobly. But Boris Grebenshchikov came to the registry office with a box of wine. As a result, the musicians and guests got drunk and arranged an apartment party at the house of a young family.
A year and a half later, the couple had a son, the only child of Viktor Tsoi, Alexander. In 1987, the couple separated, but the divorce was not officially registered.
On the set of the 1987 film Assa, the rocker met Natalia Razlogova, who happened to be there by accident. The young people belonged to different worlds: Natalia was five years older than Viktor, was married and raised a six-year-old son, Eugene, was not enthusiastic about rock music.
But Razlogova liked Tsoi so much that a year after the first meeting, he came to her in The Baltic States without warning, without knowing the specific address. Since then, they have not parted and happily lived in a civil marriage. Natalia was not only Victor's last love, but also his good and loyal friend. But the lovers' happiness was not destined to last longer than three years.
It is generally believed that the huge fees that the leader of the Kino group began to receive shortly before his death changed the musician. And some believe that they also caused his tragic death — after all, some fans still do not believe in the accidental collision of the Moskvich Tsoi with the Ikarus bus on August 15, 1990 on the highway a few dozen kilometers from Riga.
After Tsoi died in 1990, his wife Mariana issued the rights to the songs of the group "Cinema" on Moroz Records. Thus, the other musicians of the Kino group were left without rights to their own songs. This was followed by a series of lawsuits over copyright arrangements of musical works of the Kino group between musicians and the heirs of Viktor Tsoi.
Now the exclusive rights to the creative heritage of Viktor Tsoi belong to his son Alexander Tsoi in a ¾ share and the father of the musician Robert Maksimovich — a ¼ share.