Classmates A.Kagadeev (bass) and his brother S.Kagadeev (vocals, text), and S.Butuzov (guitar, piano), together with A. Liver (Dmitry Tikhonov) (accordion, piano, text), Ivan Tourist (show, vocals), S.
«Красная Плесень» (Krasnaya Plesen') is a russian sovietcore band from Simferopol. The band materialized in 1989 with the help of its founder Pavel Yatsina. The band is well known for its parodies of Russian and foreign music artists.
Russian rock band Zvuki Mu was founded in Moscow in the early 1980's. Its lead singer and songwriter Пётр Мамонов (Pyotr Mamonov) is one of the most creative, revered and eccentric figures of the Russian art scene, whose absurdist lyrics are as playful and disturbing as his vocal style and explosive on-stage presence.
Zahar Borisovich May was born in Kharkov in 1969. He wrote his first song ("Holodilnik pust") in 1987. During 1988 - 2002 lived in USA. In 2002 Zahar May returned to Russia and created with Saint-Petersburg's musicians group "Shiva". Nowadays Zahar lives in Kharkov and often plays solo concerts.
Егор и Опизденевшие ("Egor i Opizdenevshie", usually translated as "Egor and the Fuckups") was a Russian psychedelic rock project started by Egor Letov in 1990 when his band Гражданская Оборона was on temporary hiatus.
"Монгол Шуудан" means "Mongolian Postal Service" in Mongolian language. This unusual choice is explained the band vocalist Valeri Skoroded very simply: the band was standing at a bus stop by a Soyuzpechat booth and their eyes were caught by fancy postage stamps with exotic words "Монгол Шуудан" on them. (Note: Mongolian is written in Cyrillic alphabet.)
Михаил Елизаров (Mikhail Elizarov) is a modern russian writer, the winner of literary award The Russian Booker Prize (in 2008) for one of his novels “Библиотекарь” (The Librarian).
Elizarov is also known as a singer and a songwriter.
Yegor Letov (10 September 1964, Omsk – 19 February 2008, Omsk) was a Russian poet, musician and songwriter, best known as the founder of the noise rock/punk band Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Civil Defense). His other projects include a psychedelic/post-punk band Егор И Опизденевшие and an experimental "Sots-Art" outfit Коммунизм.
“Communism” is a conceptual art project founded in January 1988 by musicians and poets Egor Letov, Oleg Sudakov (“Manager”) and Konstantin Ryabinov (Kuzya Uo). It can be seen as a side-project of legendary Siberian punk/psychedelic band Гражданская Оборона (Grazhdanskaya Oborona, russian for "Civil Defense", known for short as “GrOb” or “G.