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Ilya Lagutenko

Ilya was born in Moscow, Soviet Union. Soon after his birth his father died, and the family moved to Vladivostok. In school he became engrossed in studying Chinese. He sang with a children’s choir that took him to many Russian cities as they traveled through half of the country. Ilya formed his first psychedelic punk band named "Boney P" (ostensibly drawing on the name of the band Boney M, which was quite popular in the Soviet Union around that time) at the age of 11. In 1992, he graduated from the Far Eastern State…

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