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ALEXANDER SHAGANOV is a poet and songwriter. He achieved fame with his song Vladimirskaya Rus (performed by Chyorny Kofe, 1985), one of Soviet Russia's first home-grown hard rock hits. He has retained his fame as songwriter (with composer Igor Matviyenko) for the popular group Lyube, penning hit songs such as Batka Makhno (1989), Ne valyay duraka, Amerika ( "Don't Play the Fool, Amerika" 1990), Atas! (1990), and Kombat (1995).