Boris Grebenshchikov

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Boris Grebenshchikov (Russian: Бори́с Бори́сович Гребенщико́в) (1953) is a Russian rock and folk artist and protest singer. Along with his group "Aquarium" he is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of Russian rock music. He is nicknamed "The Russian Bob Dylan".

Grebenshchikov is a fan of Frank Zappa. During the Soviet era rock music was forbidden in Eastern Europe and Russia. Many artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Velvet Underground and Zappa were bootlegged and became cult heroes to the oppressed population.

In the music video of the Aquarium song "Гарсон No. 2" Zappa can be seen sitting at a table and later in the video his portrait is also visible on a wall. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyGK4pW8C7c)

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