The music video "Polchasa" tops MTV-Russia and MUZ-TV hit parades. Between fall of 2001 and winter of 2002 the video is played on Russian TV-stations over 3,000 times. MTV-Russia announces the video "Ya Soshla s Uma" as the best music video of the year. t.A.T.u. go on a tour in Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine and Baltic States, after which the European tour is scheduled.


The single "Ya Soshla S Uma" is officially released in the Eastern European countries - Slovakia, Czechia, Bulgaria. In Bulgaria the song "Ya Soshla S Uma" reaches the first position of the national chart on the youth "MM-Channel" on the day of the appearance, leaving behind such music stars as Limp Bizkit and Jennifer Lopez. During this time "Nefomat" is carrying on talks with Interscope Records.


The single "Nas Ne Dogonyat" makes its debut in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Poland. At exactly this time the album "200 Po Vstrechnoi" is released in the Eastern Europe.t.A.T.u. go with a promo-visit to Slovakia, where they perform in the concert with such a scale similar to Russian "Pesnya Goda" festival. Throughout the fall Russian singles and the album of t.A.T.u. are released in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Poland and immediately hit the leading positions in the national hit-parades.


t.A.T.u. go on a tour to Germany. After t.A.T.u. ground breaking performance Universal Music Germany decides to release the album in Germany.

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Julia Volkova was born in the family of a successful businessman in Moscow on February 20th, 1985. At the age of 7, parallel to the ordinary school, Julia entered a music school, piano class. When she was 9, Julia became a member of the famous children vocal and instrumental group "Neposedy" (Naughty Children). At the casting Julia sang Russian folk song "Oy, to ne vecher". In a year, Lena Katina became a member of "Neposedy" as well, and soon Julia and Lena became best friends. When she was 11, Julia switched the ordinary school where she studied for the school fostering artistic talents. Three years later she leaves "Neposedy" to pass the casting and join musical project Tatu in which Lena Katina had already been in. At the age of 15, Julia enters vocal department of Gnessin's State Musical College and simultaneously becomes famous as a soloist of Tatu duo. In 2004 she had a baby. Now she is 20.