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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.

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Some footage of their performance:

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The group sang their biggest international hit, "Not Gonna Get Us."

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Given Russia's current anti-LGBT laws, rumors of their performance caused quite a bit of confusion.

Amongst all the anti-gay stuff...TATU is performing at the Opening Ceremonies....Interesting. #allthethingsshesaidrunningthroughmyhead

Kris Abbott@krisabbott

Amongst all the anti-gay stuff...TATU is performing at the Opening Ceremonies....Interesting. #allthethingsshesaidrunningthroughmyhead

11:01 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The #Sochi live site crowd seemed to like Tatu, but it's kind of a 7th grade party here: everyone's afraid to dance.

Joshua Robinson@JoshRobinson23

The #Sochi live site crowd seemed to like Tatu, but it's kind of a 7th grade party here: everyone's afraid to dance.

10:59 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

OMG, Tatu is performing in the Sochi opening ceremony? That's it. Irony is dead.

Cure Space Marine@NetbrianT

OMG, Tatu is performing in the Sochi opening ceremony? That's it. Irony is dead.

11:17 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The two girls of Tatu come out holding hands. Nobody appears to have arrested them, even though there are minors in the stadium.

Shaun Walker@shaunwalker7

The two girls of Tatu come out holding hands. Nobody appears to have arrested them, even though there are minors in the stadium.

10:55 AM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

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Is it me or are Russia entering to a remix involving tatu?! The famous Russian 'lesbian' pop act?! #Sochi2014

Rachael Jackson@Rach_Jackson

Is it me or are Russia entering to a remix involving tatu?! The famous Russian 'lesbian' pop act?! #Sochi2014

12:26 PM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Oh the irony of the Russian team "Coming Out" to Tatu #BBCSochi #WinterOlympics

Mr Mystery@LondonMysteries

Oh the irony of the Russian team "Coming Out" to Tatu #BBCSochi #WinterOlympics

12:30 PM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

suprised they used a song by tATu for the opening ceremony???

dudebro@pornithologist

suprised they used a song by tATu for the opening ceremony???

12:32 PM - 7 Feb 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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."

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

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