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Nochnye Snaipery (Russian: Ночные Снайперы, literally “Night Snipers”) is a Russian rock group. It was founded in 1993 as an acoustic female duo of Diana Arbenina (Russian: Диана Серге́евна Арбенина) and Svetlana Surganova (Russian: Светлана Яковлевна Сурганова). The ladies played guitar and violin respectively, sharing the vocal and songwriting duties evenly, eventually adding amplification to the band. Since its inception the band has participated in a variety of Russian musical festivals — from the underground (such as Babye Leto and Moguchaya Kuchka) to the major events (Nashestvie, Maxidrom, Krylya), as well as touring extensively domestically and abroad. Best known singles of the band are Tridtsatpervaya Vesna (“31st Spring”), Rubezh (“Frontier”), Stolitsa (“Capital”), Asfalt (“Asphalt”), and Aktrisa (“Actress”). The majority of the songs in the band's repertoire is written by Arbenina and Surganova, but some use the poetry of such famous authors as Joseph Brodsky, Anna Akhmatova, and Federico García Lorca. In 2002 Svetlana Surganova left the band to create her own group Surganova i Orkestr (“Surganova and Orchestra”), and Diana remained the headliner of Night Snipers.
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In 2000 Albert Potapkin leaves the group, to be replaced by Ivan Ivolga and Sergei Sandovsky. Nochnye Snaipery give their first real international concerts in Germany and United States, where the group's popularity is assured by the large numbers of immigrant youth. After recording the album Rubezh (“Frontier”), their single Tridtsatpervaya Vesna (“31st Spring”) enters rotation at one of the best known Russian radio stations “Nashe Radio”, and by the fall of 2000, everyone in Russia has heard of the Night Snipers. By December 2000 the ladies are signed by Real Records. 2001 is spent in touring around Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Dmitry Gorelov joins the band as the new drummer, and the Zhivoi (“Alive”) album is recorded during a Christmas concert at “Barmalei” Club. The recording for Tsunami begins in Kiev in 2002, and proves to be fatal to the duo. A couple of days after the official release of the album in December 2002 Svetlana Surganova leaves the group, to later start a solo career with Surganova i Orkestr. Other events of note in 2002 include two tours of Israel and two large acoustic concerts – in Moscow Art Theatre and St. Petersburg's Lensovet Palace of Culture. Dmitry Chestnykh joins the group as the new bassist, and another book of Surganova/Arbenina poetry is published - Patrontash. The Frontier/Tsunami period is much more grown up in its sound and structure. Political themes and questions about meaning of life make appearances in the lyrics; “Tridtsatpervaya Vesna” is to day possibly being the best known single of the group. The vocal structure is more dominated by Diana Arbenina, while in the early years the women sang about 50 percent of the repertoire in turn. The sound becomes harsher, more rock-oriented, with hard-driving drum lines and stylistic experiments.