Birth Name: Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko
Place of Birth: Lviv, Ukrainian SSR (present-day Ukraine)
Date of Birth: 24 May, 1973
Ruslana is a Ukrainian artist and politician. She won the Eurovision Song Contest, holds the title of People’s Artist of Ukraine, and was an MP serving as deputy in the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) for the Our Ukraine Party.
She is the daughter of Stepan Ivanovych Lyzhychko, an Ukrainian, and Nina Arkadyevna Sapegina, a Russian. She is married to Oleksandr Ksenofontov.
Ruslana’s paternal grandparents were named Ivan Lyzhychko and Hanna Herega. They were born in Koniushky, Rohatyn, Ivano-Frankivsk.
Ruslana’s maternal grandparents are named Arkady Sapegin and Lidia Gorkova. Lidia was born in Nizhny Novgorod.
A MyHeritage DNA test taken by Ruslana stated that her genetic ancestry is:
*65.8% East European