Sergey Shnurov

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Shnur in San Francisco, June 2003
Background information
Birth name Sergey Vladimirovich Shnurov
Born (1973-04-13) April 13, 1973 (age 42)
Origin Leningrad, Soviet Union
Genres Ska, Ska punk, Rock
Occupation(s) composer, singer
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Leningrad, Rubl

Sergey Vladimirovich Shnurov (Russian: Серге́й Влади́мирович Шну́ров; born 13 April 1973[1]) is a Russian musician and songwriter, best known as Shnur, of the ska-punk band Leningrad which he formed in 1997 and was the frontman of till the end of 2008.[2] In December 2008 the group disbanded, Shnur with some of its members forming Rubl.[3]

Three of Shnur's songs featured on the Everything Is Illuminated soundtrack, including hugely popular Мне бы в небо (Mne bi v nebo, "Up in the Air").[4] Shnurov also composed music for many other movies, including the Russian cult film Boomer and its sequel.[5]

He has a daughter named Siham. She lives in France and is a drummer and songwriter.

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