ВИА «Самоцветы» Russian Federation
Formed in 1971, VIA Samotsvety (????????? in Russian, translated as Gems) was a Soviet pop/rock group, extremely popular in USSR. During more than 20 years of its history the group produced a number of hits which still remain familiar tunes in all Ex-USSR countries. The group was created by Yury Malikov who remained the group's producer until it was disbanded in early 1990s. Samotsvety's lineup has been gradually changing and since mid-70s many visible Soviet pop stars were members of the group.