Metal entered the USSR in the early 1980s. It developed and spread rapidly as perestroika and, later, the fall of the USSR loosened censorship. Eurasian metal bands make common use of folk styles and themes. In many Slavic countries, metal is also often associated in local paganism and patriotism.

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AnimatsiYa / АнимациЯ

AnimatsiYa (АнимациЯ; translates to “animation,” with an emphasis on “I” in the Russian) is a Russian rock group that was formed in 2000 in Chistopol, Tatarstan. They’re considered to be a heavy metal/hard rock band. According to their own definition in their record-label biography, they play something called “clean rock … uniting all the traditions […]

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