Zakhar May

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Zakhar May
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Background information
Birth nameZakhar Borisovich May
Born1969 (age 49–50)
Years active1987-now
Associated actsShiva

Zakhar May (Zak May, Russian: Захар Май) (born on June 25, 1969) is a modern Ukrainian musician, author of such hits as "Nahui", "Nashi Tanki" and "Russo Matroso", a participant in festivals "Nashestvie 2002" (Нашествие 2002), "Krylya 2003" (Крылья 2003) and others.


Zahar Borisovich May was born in Kharkiv, USSR, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1969. He wrote his first song "Holodilnik pust" ("Empty refrigerator") in 1987, during freshman year in the University of Tartu. In 1988 his family moved to United States where continued to make music and worked as a programmer. Three of his albums "... i nikogo drugogo" (1995), "Zavtrak na trave" (2000) and "Zolotoy pizdy volos" (2002) were recorded in United States. From 2002 to 2012 Zahar May lived in Russia and created with Saint-Petersburg's musicians group "Shiva" in which he united a lot of famous rock-stars such as Sergey Chigrakov from Chizh & Co, Andrey Vasilyev from Raznyie Lyudi and Igor Dotsenko and Pavel Borisov both from DDT. Before moving back to United States (Zakhar is an American citizen[1]) participated in numerous Russian protests against the 2011 Russian legislative election results,[2] along with Alexei Navalny and Sergei Udaltsov. Nowadays Zakhar lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine[3][better source needed] and often plays solo acoustic concerts.


  1. ^ "Interview by Echo of Moscow".
  2. ^ "Новая газета -". Новая газета - (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-02-19.
  3. ^ "Zahar May".

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