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Mikhail Krug

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Чифирнуть бы ништяк Mikhail Krug 05:01
Владимирский централ Mikhail Krug 04:25
Давай Поговорим Mikhail Krug 04:03
Я Знаю Вас Mikhail Krug 04:30
Приходите В Мой Дом Mikhail Krug, Вика Цыганова 03:44
Только Для Тебя Mikhail Krug 03:27
Good girl 2 Mikhail Krug 03:59
У каких ворот Mikhail Krug 03:27
Белый Снег Mikhail Krug 03:26
Фраер Mikhail Krug 02:53

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Vladimir Central
Good girl 2
One, two, three kidneys
It was snowing

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Biography


Mikhail
Krug was a famous Russian singer, an unofficial King of Russian
chanson. His most successful song «Владимирский
централ
»

(‘Vladimir Central) is
considered a kind of standard for the genre of ‘prison romance’. 
Mikhail
Vorobyov (real name of the singer), who was born in 1962 in Tver,
played guitar but never had a music education. In 1987, he became a
winner of a local music competition as a singer-songwriter. Two years
later, Vorobyov changed his surname to Krug and released his first
album
Тверские
улицы
 (Streets
of Tver
).
But the
true
popularity came with the album
Жиган-Лимон (Zhygan
Limon
,
 1994)
with
a hit song of the same name.
The
biggest hit in Krug’s carer is
«Владимирский
централ
»

(‘Vladimir
Central
)
from
the
Мадам (Madam)
album of

1998
Russian
chanson is a peculiar g
enre
of Russian music

pr
aising
the romance of criminal life, love, and philosophy, and Krug was
the one who nailed it. Despite the presence of thieves’ slang in
his songs, Krug never
been
to prison

and
for
his lyrics, he used expressions from the secret police of the USSR’s
manual he accidentally bought at a flea market. M
ikhail
Krug released a dozen of albums and compilations before his tragic
death at the age of 40. In 2002, he was killed at his own house. The
album
Исповедь (Confession,
2003) had been released after his death.