Ruslan Alekhno (Russian: Руслан Фёдорович Алехно, Ruslan Feodorovich Alekhno, Belarusian: Руслан Фёдаравіч Аляхно, Ruslan Feodaravich Alyakhno) (born October 14, 1981 in Bobruysk, Byelorussian SSR, USSR now Belarus) is a Russian and Belarusian singer who rose to popularity after winning Narodniy Artist – 2 translated as People's Artist-2 (in Russian Народный Артист-2), the Russian version of Pop Idol.
Ruslan Alekhno was born in October 14, 1981 in the Belarusian town of Bobruisk. His musical abilities were revealed in early childhood when he started to take bayan classes. However, it was not enough for the young talent, and on leaving musical school Ruslan could already play the guitar, tube, piano and drums.
When he was 16, Ruslan wrote his first musical composition. The role of the only spectator and critic as well was given to his mother. At that time Ruslan couldn't even imagine that the real-life story, which had evoked the content of his first composition, would appear again someday in his future hit Hasta la vista.