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What happened to the t.A.T.u?

NOSTALGIA BOX: the Russian-Lesbian duo that caused the generations to pause in the 90s

By Giulia Lucci

For those unfamiliar with them we are talking about the legendary Lena Katina and Julia Volkova, singers classified as pop-rock and alternative rock, two teenagers dressed as college girls always provocative and with a little secret.

 
 
 
 
 
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In fact, the two girls were not only companions in the artistic career but it was rumored for some time that the two were lovers. One of the biggest scandals of that period especially because they showed their love and their passion in every way.

 
 
 
 
 
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Lena and Julia kissed and caressed each other during the performances, scandal event in 2002 passionate kiss on the stage of the Festivalbar while they performed in their smash hit “All The Things She Said”.

In a moment that scene became one of the first symbols of the struggle for the rights of sexual minorities, all of which allowed the two young Russians to make their way into the music scene all over the world.

Only later did it become known that it was all a farce concocted by their manager Ivan Šapovalov, who created the duo at the table with the sole aim of causing a sensation. Succeeding.

In 2003, the t.a.t.u, during a reality show, claimed that they were playing a part. A year later, in 2004, perhaps thanks to a waning success, they separated from Šapovalov who accused of having managed the group very badly. It was the beginning of the end of the beloved t.A.T.u which in 2011 dissolved definitively.

 
 
 
 
 
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Over the years, after the breakup of the group, Lena continued a solo musical career by releasing two hit singles "Silent Hills" and "Here I go again", while Julia, after the experience with tatu, abandoned her career. as a singer to devote herself to acting, she appeared in the film "Zombie Fever" and like any self-respecting former singer she launched her own line of shoes becoming an entrepreneur.

 
 
 
 
 
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Un post condiviso da Julia Volkova | Юля Волкова (@official_juliavolkova)

The dream of seeing the t.A.T.u together on a stage again seems far away, but who knows if maybe one day they will surprise us again as they did back in 2002.

 
 
 
 
 
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