Set up by former TV-commercial producer Ivan Shapovalov after auditioning a huge selection of candidates at Moscow’s Mostfilm studios, t.A.T.u. (aka Taty) comprised Julia Olegovna Volkova (aka Julia Volkova; blessed 1985) and Elena Sergeevna Katina (aka Lena Katina; blessed 1984). Called after an internationally fashionable phrase, the teenager pop duo shipped fascinating melodies and questionable lyrics and registered to General Music Russia on, may 16, 2001. Their debut one, “Ya Soshla s Uma (I’ve Shed My Brain),” predicated on a tale in regards to a lesbian affair between two girls, became their initial smash, gaining worldwide publicity through MTV. After issuing another single known as “Nas Ne Dogoniat (THEY DON’T Capture Us),” their record 200 kilometres/h in the incorrect Lane premiered. 200 kilometres/h didn’t specifically catch fireplace when it had been released domestically in Sept 2002, though there is a lot of breathless printer ink spilled over Julia and Lena’s Sapphic backstory. t.A.T.u. came back in 2005 using the album Harmful and Moving.