Archive group “Civil defense” will go under the hammer
MOSCOW, January 19. /TASS/. Manuscripts, autographs, documents, audio and videotapes, rare photographs of members of the group “Civil defense” and its leader Yegor Letov will be offered for auction January 24th. This was reported on the website of the auction house “Russian enamel”.
“The archive associated with the activities of the legendary group “Civil defense”, is one of the few remaining sources of musical and creative activities of Egor Letov and company. Is a collection value of the Museum level,” — said in the annotations. The starting price of the lot is 340-350 thousand rubles.
At the auction exhibited artifacts 1980-2000-ies. In particular, the kit includes the hand-written catalogue Letov describing over a thousand vinyl records, cassettes and CDs, more than 40 audiocassettes with interviews, performances and album “Civil defense”, unpublished photographs from the journeys group in the Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kazan and the United States, the contract signed by the leader of the team with the Studio “Kramer”, and posters of concerts, newspaper clippings and a letter from the writer Eduard Limonov, Director of the group on duty for the newspaper “Limonka”.
The group “Civil defense” was founded in 1984 in Omsk Egor Letov and Konstantin Rowanberry and became one of the most influential on the punk scene of the USSR, and then Russia. The band broke up in 2008 after the death of Letov.