February, 18

International weekly Business Week runs a cover photo of Lena and Yulia together with Bill Roedy, President of MTV Network Intl.


In the short breaks between touring Russia and Europe, t.A.T.u. continue to work on the English version of the album for the American market.


t.A.T.u. receive two awards in Czech Republic: the first one is for the number of copies sold (10 000 legal copies), and the second one - out of love of people, that brought the duo to the top of the national hit-parade. Universal Music Russia releases two video-remixes of the songs "Ya Soshla S Uma" and "Nas Ne Dogonyat".

April, 11

t.A.T.u., the duo that is not afraid of expressing emotions in public, gets "Bed of the Year" award in the category "Sex Dissidents". The ceremony takes place in the Moscow club "Metelitsa". The girls are given condoms as a prize. Yulia asks a rhetoric question, "Why would we need them?" And Lena answers her: "Probably, for our collection!"

April 12

t.A.T.u. finish the studio work: the new single "Prostiye Dvizheniya" ("Simple Movements") is ready to conquer hit-parades.

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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.