Valentina Semenovna trained to be a seamstress in the technical school. Later she graduated from the historical-philological faculty of the Udmurt state pedagogical Institute. She worked as a Russian language and literature teacher for 21 years in Turkmenistan, where her husband served in military. In 1984 Valentina Semenovna with children returned to her native village where she worked in the school until retirement. In 1998 while working on a circular saw she accidentally lost her right arm (for the stage she wears a prosthesis). Eventually she learned to do everything by herself: sewing, baking cakes and cooking tasty jam. In the group she is called "shirpi" (mouse). She brought up two sons, one of whom died. Valentina Semenovna has two grandsons.