“On any road I feel like a fish in water and I think could drive with my eyes closed….
Victor Vasilev with his wife Anne of Snatching
Photo: Philip Goncharov
“On any road I feel like a fish in water and, it seems, could drive with his eyes closed. Therefore, serious accidents I had. Only once drove in a column. It happened in winter, on a snowy road…” — said the showman Victor Vasiliev.
Participant of the show “Ice age” quite late if you drive in 33 years. He was waiting for when I can afford a good car, and it happened, when Viktor became a star Comedy Club. But now he has a car of a premium class Infiniti, same as his wife, actress Anna Snatkina. “The car told us that our meeting is not accidental, laughs Victor. In the day when Anya met, I discovered that we have machines of the same brand, besides both of the rooms have two sevens. Only the colors are different: I have black, Ani — white.”
Unlike many men, Victor does not believe that women drive worse than men: “Anya is an excellent driver. But if we go together, behind the wheel I always sit, and the wife takes a seat beside him. When us goes daughter Veronica, my girls sit in the back and equip there own room — only a curtain is not enough. Anya turns office with computer and documents, and Veronica’s children with toys and books. Of my stuff in the back seat is only a flag and scarf of FC “Zenit” — I come from Peter, there live my parents and brothers. In the days when playing your favorite club, I raise this paraphernalia on the rear shelf close to the glass, so everyone passing saw who I root for”.
Victor prefers a calm driving style: “For all the time that I’m driving, I never even honked or careless driver cut in front of me. Can flash headlights or just wait, miss.” Showman follows the rule “give way to the fool” and believes that to swear at the wheel makes no sense: “still the culprit of the situation can’t hear you. His nerves are more expensive, and Boobs everywhere — and on the road and in the subway. I’m ready for it!” Thanks to careful driving, Victor is not stopped by the traffic police. And one day when this happened, the police learned of the entertainer, photographed with him and returned the documents, saying: “Thanks for the humor! Just about us anymore no kidding!”
Usually in St. Petersburg Vasiliev gets on the train. But if hometown have a lot of traveling, traveling in your car. “On the road feel like a fish in water and I think could drive with my eyes closed — smiling Vasiliev. — Therefore, serious accidents I had. Only once in the night wind. It happened in winter, on snow-covered road. The day was a thaw, and on the road there were puddles, and in the night it froze and the highway turned into a skating rink. Most interesting is that the accident occurred exactly in the middle of the highway Moscow — Peter. The blow was weak, but the front wheel stopped spinning. Had to call a tow truck and I waited a few hours…”
Victor: “When we met with Anna, we found that we have machines of the same brand, besides both of the rooms have two sevens. Only the colors are different: I have black Ani white”
Photo: Philip Potters. Anne coat Kuteiko. Stylist/makeup artist – Alena Kiseleva
Another road trip on the same route cost the star a pretty penny. Vasiliev was the first time I drove on a highway that went around the city Vyshniy volochëk. “I didn’t know that there are some speed limits. Raced on the road with the wind and thought “What a great highway built!” But then I got a packet of “letters of happiness”: camera recorded speeding every 7 minutes!”
But the story of the deportation for Vasiliev ended well. He put the car in the Parking lot at the Mall and when he returned, his car was found. The actor immediately called the traffic police. And only after some time realized that no theft was not: the Victor just forgot where I left the car, and searched for it elsewhere. All participants of the “incident” just laughed at the situation.
Behind the wheel Vasilyev often sits on the filming. And especially liked to drive in Minsk: “There drivers are polite as in Europe. And we in Moscow lead in the Asian, chaotic. It is a pity that in the new film, Dmitry Astrakhan “Love without rules” I was not able to drive. After all, my hero — the mayor, and he posts put a car with driver”.