Mongol Shuudan (band)

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Mongol Shuudan (Russian: Монгол Шуудан, [mɐŋˈɡol ʂuːˈdan]) is a rock band formed in Moscow, in 1988.

"Монгол Шуудан" means "Mongol Post" in the Mongolian language. This unusual choice is explained by the band vocalist Valeri Skoroded very simply: the band was standing at a bus stop by a Soyuzpechat [Wikidata] booth and their eyes were caught by fancy postage stamps with the exotic words "Монгол Шуудан" ([ˈmɔŋkɔɮ ˈʃuːtɑŋ]) on them. (Note: Mongolian is written in Cyrillic script.)

The group's music was mostly anti-governmental, pro-anarchist in its message, with the group identifying themselves with the Black Guards of the Russian Civil War. More accurately, Mongol Shuudan associated themselves with the Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine, the peasant-anarchist guerrilla army led by Nestor Makhno.

Many of their songs are modernized versions of anarchist civil war songs. Some of their songs include "Commissar," "Chekist," "Freedom or Death," "Sabbath on the Bald Mountain", and so forth. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the group has continued to produce music, much of which is available on their website.

The band has performed over 100 shows and toured Europe, Israel, and all of the Russian Federation.


  • Valery Skoroded (Russian: Валерий Скородед) – vocal, guitar, all texts
  • Eugenyi Poot'makov aka Nicholas Crowen (Russian: Евгений Путьмаков) – bass
  • Sergey Kryuchkov (Russian: Сергей Крючков) – lead guitar
  • Aleksey Portnov (Russian: Алексей Портнов) – drums
  • Gleb Gorshkov (Russian: Глеб Горшков) – sound engineering


  • 1989 "Паровоз анархия",
  • 1991 "Гуляй поле",
  • 1991 "Бандитский альбом",
  • 1992 "Черемуха",
  • 1993 "Собачья чушь ",
  • 1994 "Гомерический хохот",
  • 1995 "Чересчур",
  • 1996 "Истина",
  • 1997 "ALIVE",
  • 1999 "Абрикосы",
  • 2001 "Дюжинолетие",
  • 2001 "Скатертью дорога",
  • 2002 "Choisis de..",
  • 2002 "Свобода или смерть",
  • 2003 "Жертва",
  • 2004 "Заплати и свободен"
  • 2004 "Сплошь и рядом"
  • 2006 "Вечная мерзлота"
  • 2006 "Собственность—это кража"
  • 2011 "Естественный отбор"
  • 2018 "Инстинкт агрессивности".

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