Ruki Vverh!

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Ruki Vverh!
Руки Вверх!
Руки вверх 3.jpg
Sergey Zhukov in 2005
Background information
Genres Pop music
Dance music
Years active 1996–2006, 2008–present
Members Sergey Zhukov[1]
Past members Aleksey Potehin

Ruki Vverh! (Russian: Руки Вверх,[2] meaning "Hands Up!") is a Russian pop and techno former band and current solo act by Sergey Zhukov. The band came to prominence in the 1990s.[3]


  • Dyshite ravnomerno (1997)
  • Dyshite ravnomerno (+4 new songs) (1997)
  • Ruki vverh, Doktor Shlyager! (1998)—album cover version and remix of song by Vyacheslav Dobrynin
  • Sdelay pogromche! (1998)
  • Sdelay esthyo gromche! (1998)
  • Sdelay esthyo gromche! (+4 new songs) (1998)
  • Bez tormozov (1999)
  • Sovsem bez tormozov (1999–2000)
  • Crazy (1999–2000)—unofficial album (the songs are in English)
  • Zdravstvuy, eto ya! (2000)
  • Ne boysya, ya s toboy (2001)
  • Malenkie devochki (2001)
  • Ogon (2001–02)—unofficial album
  • Konec popse, tantsuyut vse (2002)
  • Mne s toboyu horosho (2003)
  • A devochkam tak holodno (2004)
  • Fuc*in' Rock'n'Roll (2005)
  • Pozovi menya, ne goni menya (2005)
  • Otel (2005)
  • Otkroy mne dver (2012)
  • The Best (2013)
  • 20 let - Kogda my byli molodymi (2016)


  • "Pesenka" was heavily sampled by other acts that went on to have international hits with them, including A Touch of Class's "Around the World (La La La La La)" in 2000, beFour's "Magic Melody" in 2007, Beat Ink's "Around the World" in 2008, Chris Webby's "La La La" in 2009 and Auburn feat. Iyaz's "La La La" in 2010.
  • "Mne S Toboy Horosho" was covered by Haiducii and in 2004 became a big hit for her in Italy reaching the top 5 and in Austria.
  • "18 Mne Uzhe" has been covered by Estonian pop group Hellad Velled as "18", which became a hit. Also Russian pop group Reflex made another cover of the song.[3]
  • "Kroshka Moya" has been parodied by a Russian comedy group in a German language version "Meine Kleine" under the fake name Hände Hoch (Хенде Хох, meaning Hands Up in German).

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