Alexander Rybak

Birth Name: Alyaxandr Igaravich Rybak (Belarusian) / Alexander Igoryevich Rybak (Russian)

Place of Birth: Minsk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR (present-day Belarus)

Date of Birth: 13 May, 1986

Ethnicity: Belarusian

Alexander Rybak is a Belarusian-born Norwegian singer, composer, violinist, pianist, and actor. He won the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. He competed again in 2018.

Alexander is the son of Natalia Valentinovna Gurina and Igor Alexandrovich Rybak.

A DNA test taken by Alexander stated that his genetic ancestry is:

*57.1% East European

Alexander’s paternal grandfather is named Alexander Jakovlevich Rybak (the son of Jakov Rybak).

Alexander’s paternal grandmother is named Maria Borisovna Savickaya/Savitskaya (the daughter of Boris Savicky/Savitsky).

Alexander’s maternal grandfather is named Valentin Jurevich Gurin (the son of Jure Gurin). Valentin was born in Vitebsk.

Alexander’s maternal grandmother is named Zinaida Yegorovna (maiden surname unknown; the daughter of Yegor).

Some sources state that Alexander is of Jewish background. It is not clear if this is accurate.

5 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    His MyHeritage DNA result is not yet posted on MyHeritage website until now. Perhaps, the Eurovision section of the website is now outdated and is no longer maintained. But on his Instagram post, he said that he is 57.1% East European.

  2. Manila says:

    Valentin’s middle name is Jurevich, meaning he was the son of Jure Gurin. Valentin was born in Vitebsk.

  3. Manila says:

    He will represent again this year.

  4. Manila says:

    Natalia’s maiden surname is Gurina.

  5. ann says:

    His mother’s maiden surname is “Gurina”. Alexander’s maternal grandfather is Valentin Gurin.
    “Gurin” can be or Jewish or Russian (non-Jewish) surname.

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