Powerful and strong-willed Lyudmila Zykina for many years was a symbol of a Russian woman. Images which she embodied on stage, were simple and clear. She was applauded to on all the continents. An entourage worth a real queen was always accompanying her. But every time the ramp lights died away, she was left alone.
During the last years of her life Zykina was seriously ill, she could not walk. However, she tried to live her usual life. She magnificently celebrated her eightieth birthday on June 10, 2009. Many prominent Russian politicians and artists were among the guests. This day was the last occasion to celebrate in the singer’s life.