Mumiy Troll has concluded the first part of its tour, covering the cities of Russia. Throughout this period of time, the group has managed to perform in all sorts of places- from sports stadiums, like in Nizhnyi Novgorod, to circus halls in Kazan' and Voronezh. In the Voronezh circus, Ilya Lagutenko actually came upon a notice that said "Warning! Dangerous Animals!" which was quickly taken advantage of in reference to the sound operator. It should be noted that the operator's name is Volk, or Woolf, so the notice was very convenient.
The group spent all night in St. Petersburg riding up and down Nevsky Prospect in a white limousine after the concert, which they say left them with very fond memories. The next day, on February 17, a web-conference was held on their official site, in which fans were able to communicate directly with Ilya Lagutenko and Zhenya Sdvig. On the same day in the same city, the Lunar Consulate in Russia presented Lagutenko with some land on the moon.
On the way from St. Petersburg to Nizhnyi Novgorod there was a car accident: the bus the group was riding in was hit by a foreign car. Fortunately, no one was injured, but there was a long delay. Nonetheless, the group managed to prepare for the concert in record time, and by seven o'clock was already on stage.
The last concert on Russian territory took place in Murmansk, and shortly the Baltic tour of the group will be underway.
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Although some may take this as an exaggeration, it always seemed to me that there was something more complex about Mummy Troll and Ilya Lagutenko than what appeared on the surface of his songs. It's...
16 октября 1983
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Although some may take this as an exaggeration, it always seemed to me that there was something more complex about Mummy Troll and Ilya Lagutenko than what appeared on the surface of his songs. It's not that he has a particularly exciting biography, however, nor does the group really stray far beyond the standards of Russian pop. But if you listen closely to the lyrics, you realize there has to be some sort of reason, or at least justification for either their esoteric showiness, or imaginative eccentricity (depending on your point of view). You just don't know where to look for that justification. When I found out that by the time he reached the status he knows today, Lagutenko had already obtained a diploma in African and Eastern Studies from the Far East State Universtiy in Vladivostok, and had lived in China for a while (which I'm sure did wonders to his lexicon and his concept of vocabulary), I was able to place an origin to some of the wildest imagery in his songs. Not that…