Yuri Shevchuk (DDT)

Yuri Shevchuk (DDT)

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Yuri Yulianovich Shevchuk was born on May 16, 1957 in Yagodny settlement of Magadan region in a military family. Yuri finished secondary school in Ufa, there he entered the art and graphic department of the Bashkir Pedagogical Institute.

From the very beginning of "adult" life Shevchuk composed songs, and then sang them under the guitar. In one local house of culture Yuri met a group of bass-guitarist Gena Rodin, on the basis of which the famous band DDT was born, which settled down at the end of long wanderings in St. Petersburg.

The role in the concert movie directed by Peter Soldatenkov "Game with Unknowns" was a great debut for Yuri Shevchuk in the movie. The movie starred the bands "DDT" and "Overhaul".

In the next few films Shevchuk acted as a singer and composer: "Publication", "Night of Long Knives", "Experiences of Civil War", "Russian Standard". There were more roles - big and small. But the biggest role of Yuri Shevchuk - the main role in the mystical drama directed by Sergei Selianov "Spirit Day" (1990).

Very memorable was Yuri's participation in the movie "Bremen Musicians and So" by Alexander Abdulov, which also involved such actors as Oleg Yankovsky and Philip Yankovsky, Alexander Zbruev, Spartak Mishulin, Anastasia Vertinskaya and Mikhail Pugovkin.

Shevchuk performs a lot of concerts in places of combat operations, for which he has awards - military orders and medals. Yuri has also been awarded the Russian Emergencies Ministry's medal "Participant of Emergency Humanitarian Operations" and the Interior Ministry's Badge of Honor "Silver Cross".

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Russian band DDT releases a powerful anti-war song 'Novosti'. Video

Russian band DDT releases a powerful anti-war song "Novosti". Video

In it, Yuri Shevchuk ridiculed Russian propaganda