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Vyacheslav Butusov in 2011
|Born||Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov
October 15, 1961
Bugach, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Soviet Union
Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov (Russian: Вячеслав Геннадьевич Бутусов; born October 15, 1961, in Bugach, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union), is a Russian singer and songwriter. He was a lead singer of Nautilus Pompilius, a Russian rock group, until its disbandment, and from 2001 to 2017 of U-Piter. He also has his own solo career as a singer and songwriter.
Vyacheslav Butusov was born in Bugach Settlement, near Krasnoyarsk, in the Krasnoyarsk Region. Because of his father's profession, he lived and studied in different places of Siberia during his early life. While Butusov was in the ninth grade, they moved to Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg), where he later studied in the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute. He participated in the design of the Sverdlovsk Metro.
While he was a first-year student at the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute, he was acquainted with musician Dmitry Umetsky. The two young men were passionate about music and often gathered to play together. This resulted in recording of Nautilus Pompilius’s first album Pereyezd (Relocation) in 1982, which met little success. In the same year, Butusov met the poet Ilya Kormiltsev. Together, they recorded the band's first mature album, Nevidimka (Invisible) in 1985. Next year their tandem released the record Razluka (Separation), which sparked the band's popularity. The band’s last album, Yablokitai, was recorded by Butusov and Kormiltsev in 1996 in England with the participation of Boris Grebenshchikov and English musician Bill Nelson, who was the album's producer.
After Nautilus Pompilius disbanded, Butusov launched his solo career. In 1997, he recorded Nezakonnopozhdenniy AlKhimik doktor faust pernatiy zmey with Yuri Kasparyan, and in 1998, his first solo album, Ovaly. During this years he also had a brief cameo in Russian crime film Brother, directed by his friend Aleksei Balabanov, for which he also wrote and composed the soundtrack.
Besides his music career, in 2007 he launched a career as a writer, publishing a series of books.
Butusov is married to Anzhelika Estoyeva (born 1970). He has four children: three daughters - Anna (born 1980; with his first wife Mariana Dobrovolskiy-Butusova), Ksenia (born 1991), Sofya (born 1999) and Daniil (born 2005).
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