Михаил Круг or Mikhail KrugOne of the most successful amateur bard, composer and singer in “Shanson” genre, Mikhail Krug’s real name is Vorovyov born on April 7, 1962 in Kalinin, RSFSR, USSR or the former Soviet Union. His fans often referred to him as “The King of Russian Chanson”. He is the songwriter and at the same time singer of the song “Vladimir Central” that became the most popular samples of Russian chanson. He is considered as having no musical education when he took the first place in a contest of author’s song in Tver, Russia. He learned to play the guitar and wrote poems at a tender age. Before entering the music scene, Mikhael is known as a truck driver. In 1986, Mikhail met his wife, Svetlana, who is also as a musician and his first producer who convinced him to make his talent be shared to all thru his music. In 1987, during Mikhail college days, he won the first place in songwriting with the song “About Afghanistan”. Mikhail realized after winning the contest his talent and soon got interested in songwriting.In 1989, he released his debut album, “Traverskaya Street” recorded in the studio, followed by a second album, “Kate” and the third album without a name hasn’t come out officially because it was stolen and dispersed illegally. In 1994, Mikhail released a new album entitled “Zhigan Limon”. The album became the turning point in his musical career. It conquered the Russian musical-poetic culture and established Mikhail as an artist and a force in the Russian music scene. In 1997, Mikhail toured Germany for the Russian Chanson Festival. He also toured the United States and made performances in Boston, Miami, New York and Jacksonville. He also made a tour in Israel. Mikhail’ concert was also done in prison and he is recognized for giving charity concerts. 1997, proved to be a busy year for Mikhail from songwriting to collaboration with other artist to performing in and out of Russia. On March 27, 1998, Mikhail won the “Ovation” for “Russian Chanson” and in 1999, he won the Musical Ring. The award and recognition cemented his reputation for Russian Chanson. In year 2000, Mikhail appeared in a movie entitled “April” playing the role of crime boss Leonid Petrovich. Michael died on July 01, 2002 after severe wounds from gunshots in his house in Tver.