Soviet and Russian rock band, founded on November 8, 1984 in Omsk by Yegor Letov and Konstantin Ryabinov, the most notable representative of Siberian punk rock. The band's music at the initial stage was punk rock with a strong garage influence that remained throughout the band's creative activity, and in the 1990s its style shifted to psychedelic rock. Civil defense was one of the most influential punk rock bands in the USSR and Russia. The band broke up in 2008 after the death of Yegor Letov.
Genre: punk rock, psychedelic rock, Garage rock, garage punk, noise rock, alternative rock, anarcho-punk
Date of Foundation: December 8, 1984