After finishing school we created the band Miryane (Transl.: laypeople). In the beginning almost all of our equipment for recording songs – guitars, amplifiers, loudspeakers – were made by ourselves. We found a lot of radio equipment and plywood in the radio center. We studied special books and learned how to calculate, to solder correctly and engineer our own equipment. Later, coming back from my holidays, I always brought good tape-recorders and loudspeakers with me. As soon as there was something new on the mainland I brought it. People who went on holiday brought back German guitars. Using that equipment we began recording our songs. We played at dancing parties or in cafes. Our first songs appeared in 1968-69. As for the more serious "northern" songs, they were composed from 1975 and till ... now.
At that time like most people in Russia we listened to "Pesniary", "Vesiolie Rebiata" (popular Soviet VIA bands – Translator's Note), Antonov and Tukhmanov. It was impossible to buy any music albums on Dikson, they could only be brought from the mainland. I had friends in Moscow who recorded songs on reels or cut records for us. When I was on holidays I spent my time running along New Arbat street looking for records. I wanted to listen to Pugachiova so much. Or, for example, when a person was going to the North, we always used the opportunity to obtain some new music. In the 1980s I studied at Abakan Music College for two years and received some basic musical knowledge. I didn't finish it because my daughter was born.