Its Russian counterpart was released on 19 October, titled Lyudi Invalidy. Volkova's illness forced the cancellation of a concert in Santa Clara, CA, and the singer was not seen in public until the wedding of producer Sergey Konov on 5 July 2008. would be the face of fashion designer Marc Jacobs's fall and winter campaigns in Russia. The songs were also made available internationally through the i Tunes digital music store. appeared on Vladimir Polupanov's "The 7 Premieres" to promote their new album.The album did not match its previous English album, but managed to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Soon after the video was released, the group's management replaced drummer Roman Ratej with Steve "Boomstick" Wilson, and appointed a new bassist, Domen Vajevec. The duo returned to work in late August, when it was reported that t. The name change reflected sarcastic comments about the state of the Russian music business made by Volkova and Katina in an interview with Moscow's Time Out Magazine. Upon its release, it became apparent that the album essentially had two covers --- the astronaut cover was a slipcase, while the original design used for "Upravleniye Otbrosami" appeared inside. They are also the subjects of an ongoing mini-reality series on the website T.u were awarded the Legend of MTV at the MTV Russia Music Awards 2008.
On 12 September, the album's third single, "You and I" made its debut on Love Radio. They also mentioned that the third video will be released on 17 April on MTV Russia.
The duo has released six studio albums; three in Russian and three in English. represented Russia in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, performing "Ne Ver', Ne Boysia", finishing in third place. They reunited in late December 2012 for a concert and announced their comeback after their performance in the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Sochi 2014. Thus, in late 1999, 14-year-old Yulia Volkova was added to the group to finish the duo.
The album 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane achieved huge success worldwide and eventually became the first group ever to get the IFPI Europe platinum award for the same album in two different languages. In March 2011, the duo officially announced their separation, due to personal reasons and conflicts between themselves and embarked on solo careers, which started around the end of 2008. However, due to personal issues between Volkova and Katina, the duo announced that their project would only consist of their newest single and music video, "Lyubov' V Kazhdom Mgnovenii" ("Love In Every Moment") to promote a Russian short film which premiered at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. She also started recording not long after Lena's "Yugoslavia" demo was finished.
The group was backed by their record label, Universal Music International, in finding adequate songs and production to release a new album. On 21 November 2006, the region of the Komi Republic in Russia filed a lawsuit against t. Leonid Vakuev, a human rights representative for the Komi Republic, interpreted the song as being directed towards disabled people and cited words written in the booklet for the album, which said: " [Lyudi Invalidy] do not know what it means to be a human being. "Beliy Plaschik" and "220" were the main attractions on a special release known as "Hyperion-Plate", the first-ever EP from the duo.
In August 2005, "All About Us" and "Lyudi Invalidy" were announced to be the first singles from the English and Russian albums, respectively. The EP was released on and featured multimedia content including music, video, ringtones and wallpapers.
Many musical journalists, publications and music critics had branded the group's music as "paedophilic pop." On 25 February 2003 the women mocked NBC's insistence that they neither kiss nor comment on the Iraq war by performing "All the Things She Said" in white "T-shirts that bore the Russian language message Khuy Voyne! ) across the front, and by blocking their faces with their hands as they kissed during a break in their performance." The "Fuck the War! show and replaced with T-shirts that said "Censored". The next single "Not Gonna Get Us" was released in May 2003. represented Russia at Eurovision Song Contest 2003, where they placed third. There were many rumors around the split until the show aired, which depicted the group leaving due to a lack of interest and care from their producer.