From Russia With Lust

In the pop-music business, where stars are formulated and marketed like so many sugary soft drinks, Ivan Shapovalov has come up with an original flavor. Take two Russian teenage girls, dress them in school uniforms, add some lesbian antics and don't forget a mildly catchy tune. The result: Tatu, Russia's most successful pop export ever, with more than 1.5 million albums sold worldwide, Top 5 chart positions across Europe and climbing in the U.S. True, much of this looks familiar, including the uniforms. But next to Tatu, Britney seems just cute and Christina seems almost clean and I don't remember the...

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