According to Wikipedia, Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Russian: Гражданская Оборона), or GrOb was one of the earliest Russian punk bands. It influenced many later Soviet and then Russian bands. The name of the band means “Civil Defence” in Russian. From the early 1990s their music began to evelove in the direction of psychedelic and garage rock, and their lyrics became more poetic.
Grazhdanskaya Oborona was formed in the Omsk, Siberia, by bandleader Yegor Letov, who was the only one to remain a member throughout the life of the band. To distinguish his group from others of the period, which only slightly flouted the tenets of Communism, Letov branded the band with the slogan “I will always be against”. Grazhdanskaya Oborona are synonymous in Russia with self-destructive punk energy in the name of social dissidence…read more on Wikipedia
props to Boz for the heads up.
Гражданская Оборона и Егор Летов – концерт в ДКГ, 2004 год