Saturday, Apr 20 2019
All Cities
Choose Your City
'Siberia is a home to the cultures of indigenes, including people whose ancestors migrated to the Americas'
A.J. Haywood

Siberian grandmother hailed the Queen of Flex for reading rap in freezing waters of Lake Baikal

By The Siberian Times reporter
22 March 2019

Cool Galina Kharitonova, 65, won an army of fans in her native Irkutsk and online.

The video describes Galina’s life of a regular pensioner who knows about troubles about busy everyday life

A video with Galina dressed in just a bikini as she drifts in a blue Porsche Cayenne and jumps into the icy lake was filmed in the deep cold at minus 30C.

But she has warmed the hearts of admirers.

‘We did the filming in the Listvyanka village in February when it was really cold’, said Galina.

‘But since I am in a winter swimmers’ club I am not afraid of cold water.’

She boasted: ‘I am ready for everything for the sake of art!’

Siberian grandmother hailed the Queen of Flex for reading rap in freezing waters of Lake Baikal


Siberian grandmother hailed the Queen of Flex for reading rap in freezing waters of Lake Baikal


Siberian grandmother hailed the Queen of Flex for reading rap in freezing waters of Lake Baikal


Siberian grandmother hailed the Queen of Flex for reading rap in freezing waters of Lake Baikal

Siberian grandmother hailed the Queen of Flex for reading rap in freezing waters of Lake Baikal


A former hotel worker and happy grandmother-of-two, Galina posted the video on her Instagram account and received an overwhelmingly positive response.

‘You’ve really cheered me up Galina! Haven’t seen anything like this for a long while, I admire brave people like you’, said Rinat Shagimardanov.

‘You rock!! This video confirms age is really just a number!’, said another follower.

The video was produced by an art group from Irkutsk called ‘Goryachiye Golovy’, which translates as Hot Heads.

Galina said she didn’t think twice when she was invited to star in the project even though she had never read rap.

'I'm up to date with trends, that's why they invited me. I like Timati and MC Doni (popular Russian rap singers).

‘I hope that the Black Star, the leading rap and hiphop label in Russia will sign a contract with me after seeing this video!’, she said.

The video describes Galina’s life of a regular pensioner who knows about troubles about busy everyday life.

The clip is titled 'Big Baby Tape - GIMME THE LOOT (Siberian parody) and ends with Galina reading:

’At our minus 30 we're hanging out like we are in Europe,

'While you're sitting on your ass in the office.’

So far her most devoted fans are granddaughters Evelina, 6, and Alicia, 3, who want to sing rap with Galina.

Comments (2)

Lake Baikal is one of the most beautiful and special places on the planet.
Don, United States
04/04/2019 22:15
0
0
I loved visiting in Lystvyanks i. Do not do rap nor did i go into the water hahaha. I was 80 then but it was a wonderfVisit in December 2015 so glad I didn’t wishing you at 80 will be doing some more out plus your
Patricia Gothard, United States
03/04/2019 07:39
0
0
1

Add your comment

We welcome a healthy debate, but do not accept offensive or abusive comments. Please also read 'Siberian Times' Privacy Policy

Name

Town/Country

Add your comments

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our readers. 'Siberian Times' reserves the right to pre-moderate some comments.

Control code*

Type the code

* obligatory


News

Business

The Bank of Russia official exchange rates of foreign currencies
EUR71.92USD63.96GBP83.14Other...