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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Agata Kristi / Агата Кристи

Agata Kristi (Агата Кристи) was one of Russia’s most popular rock bands during the 1990s. Their sound tends toward gothic rock and post-punk, and at times even new wave. Agata Kristi’s impressive repertoire includes ten studio albums, five compilations, and eighteen music videos, as well as a long history of tours around Russia and abroad. […]

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