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Russian Rock Legend Viktor Tsoi Would Be 50

Viktor Tsoi, who died in a car accident on August 15, 1990, at the age of 28, would have turned 50 today.
Viktor Tsoi, who died in a car accident on August 15, 1990, at the age of 28, would have turned 50 today.
It's hard to imagine Viktor Tsoi at 50.

In fact, it is hard to imagine the iconic Soviet rocker any other way than the way we remember him -- young and iconoclastic, clad in black jeans and a T-shirt, wild unkempt black hair flopping around, guitar in hand.

Tsoi, who died in a car accident on August 15, 1990, at the age of 28, would have turned 50 today.

Like all iconic figures who die young, Tsoi remains frozen in time -- a reminder of a more hopeful era.

Looking at old clips of him now, it's hard for anybody who was in the Soviet Union during perestroika not to feel at least a bit nostalgic.

It's fitting that a new generation of protesters in both Russia and Belarus have adopted his song "Peremen" (Change) as their anthem.

"Blood Type"


"A Song Without Words"


"Close The Door Behind Me, I'm Leaving"


"Change"

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by: Zviad from: Tbilisi
June 23, 2012 17:22
He was Soviet star not Russian. Was very popular in Georgia, especially in Sukhumi.

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