Vyacheslav Butusov

Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov (Russian: Вячеслав Геннадьевич Бутусов; born October 15, 1961), is a Russian singer and songwriter. He was the lead singer of Nautilus Pompilius and U-Piter. Since 2019, he has been playing in the group "Orden Slavy" created by him. He also has his own solo career as a singer and songwriter.

Vyacheslav Butusov
Вячеслав Бутусов
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Vyacheslav Butusov in 2011
Vyacheslav Gennadievich Butusov

(1961-10-15) October 15, 1961 (age 59)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • composer
ChildrenAnna Butusova
Ksenia Butusova
Sofya Butusova
Daniil Butusov
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • keyboard
Years active1978-present
  • Nikitin
Associated acts

Early lifeEdit

Vyacheslav Butusov was born in Krasnoyarsk. Because of his father's profession, he lived and studied in different places of Siberia during his early life. While Butusov was in the ninth grade, they moved to Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg), where he later studied in the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute. He participated in the design of the Sverdlovsk Metro.

Musical careerEdit

1982-1997: Nautilus PompiliusEdit

While he was a first-year student at the Sverdlovsk Architectural Institute, he was acquainted with musician Dmitry Umetsky. The two young men were passionate about music and often gathered to play together. This resulted in the recording of Nautilus Pompilius's first album Pereyezd (Relocation) in 1982, which met with little success. In the same year, Butusov met the poet Ilya Kormiltsev. Together, they recorded the band's first mature album, Nevidimka (Invisible) in 1985. Next year their tandem released the record Razluka (Separation), which sparked the band's popularity. The band's last album, Yablokitai, was recorded by Butusov and Kormiltsev in 1996 in England with the participation of Boris Grebenshchikov and English musician Bill Nelson, who was the album's producer.

1997-present: Solo careerEdit

After Nautilus Pompilius disbanded, Butusov launched his solo career. In 1997, he recorded Nezakonnopozhdenniy AlKhimik doktor faust pernatiy zmey with Yuri Kasparyan, and in 1998, his first solo album, Ovaly. During this years he also had a brief cameo in Russian crime film Brother, directed by his friend Aleksei Balabanov, for which he also wrote and composed the soundtrack.

2001-2017: U-PiterEdit

In 2001 Vyacheslav Butusov founded the band U-Piter with former Kino guitarist Yuri Kasparyan. They recorded 7 albums, the last being Gudgora in 2015. U-Piter was disbanded in 2017.


Besides his music career, in 2007 he launched a career as a writer, publishing a series of books.

Personal lifeEdit

Butusov is married to Anzhelika Estoyeva (born 1970). He has four children: three daughters - Anna (born 1980; with his first wife Mariana Dobrovolskiy-Butusova), Ksenia (born 1991), Sofya (born 1999) and Daniil (born 2005).[1]


Solo albumsEdit

Collaboration albumsEdit

Film soundtracksEdit


Title Year Role Notes
Ranshe bylo drugoye vremya 1987 Himself Cameo
Zekralo dlya geroya 1987 Himself Cameo
Rock in Russia 1988 Himself Cameo
Serp i gitara 1988 Non-specified
Nastya y Yegor 1989 Himself Cameo
Spalniy Vagon 1989 Passenger SV
Brother 1997 Himself Cameo
Aleksandr Bashlachev. Smertelniy polet 2005 Himself Cameo
Den nefti 2008 Himself Cameo




  1. ^ "ВЯЧЕСЛАВ БУТУСОВ: "ЖЕНА МЕНЯ ПРИЗЫВАЕТ НЕ ВПАДАТЬ В КРАЙНОСТИ"" (in Russian). trud.ru. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. ^ "9 ярких музыкальных проектов Вячеслава Бутусова" (in Russian). rg.ru. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  3. ^ НАУТИЛУС ПОМПИЛИУС (Часть 1) | Архив | Наш НеФормат
  4. ^ Вячеслав Бутусов получил медаль из рук епископа Аристарха
  5. ^ "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 13 октября 2011 года № 1347". Archived from the original on 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2014-11-06.

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