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Russian Pop Duo T.a.T.u Performed During The Pre-Show To The Olympic Opening Ceremonies

The group that made a name for itself by posing as a lesbian couple performed in Sochi, despite Russia’s “gay propaganda” law.

1. Rumors that Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. would be performing at the Sochi opening ceremonies were finally confirmed as the women took the stage in Fisht Stadium today.

2. Lena Katina and Yulia Volkova performed during the pre-show, which was not broadcast internationally.

4. Some footage of their performance:

7. The group sang their biggest international hit, “Not Gonna Get Us.”

12. The Russian duo spent most of their musical career insistently portraying a lesbian couple.

 

13. Kissing during performances and interviews became their signature move.

 

14. In March 2011, the duo officially announced their separation and embarked on solo careers – reuniting periodically for concerts.

15. Later on, as the Russian Olympic team entered Fisht Stadium, the duo’s famous song was played again.

19. The ceremony’s director, Konstantin Ernst, said Tatu’s “Not Gonna Get Us” was chosen because it’s one of the only Russian pop songs “that international viewers might recognize.”

20. Unlike previous performances, the ladies did not share a kiss this time around.

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