Alya tells Carlos Amezcua about being a journalist in Russia and although exciting, she knew it wasn’t her passion. Like many others, she says the pandemic put into focus that life is short and you should do what you are passionate about. She has a new song called. “Pleasure Is Mine” that she says is deeply personal. Plus hear what she says about how growing up in the Soviet Union makes her more philanthropic and why it’s important for her to take care of others.

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