This community was created in honor of the Russian girl-group t.A.T.u.
It was almost the beginning of a new millenium when Moscovite Ivan Nikolaevich Shapovalov first set out to throw his explicitly-induced ideas into action. The former psychologist, inspired by the lack of diversity in the products of the media that were presented to him, decided to unveil his mind to the world and create a project of his own. A casting in Moscow, Russia was organized and a pair of girls were selected by Shapovalov. A contract soon held the relationship between the business trio.
Controversy, censorship, and parades of hormonally-crazed boys and girls almost immediately could be traced in every step and move of the newly paired duo. Venues raced out of control, photoshoots, talk-show dates, and interviews were booked back to back- front page coverage was inevitable. t.A.T.u. was created, and nobody could seem to get enough.
This is the tale of a man who brought together two young girls to create the most groundbreaking duo in history. At 14 and 15 years old with barely a few words of English, two hit singles, and one message, Yulia Volkova and Elena Katina were revealed to shock, inspire, and open the eyes of the world.
Keeping open to criticism by the media and proving it matters not what people may think of you, Lena and Yulia have showed millions of people through their lyrics and words the value of acting true to yourself.. "t.A.T.u. is about saying what you feel, not what others expect. Be in love. Be yourself. We are."
Across the continents fans have come together to celebrate the birth and life of such an amazing collaboration. Realizing it is not important what your gender is, where you are from, or what language you speak, in the end we all share the same love for two young voices.
Because t.A.T.u. is more than an image, it's a story.