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* ContinuityNod: They love this trope.
** Yulia is executed in the video for "White Robe" for shooting her would be rapist in the video for "All About Us".
** "Snowfalls" and "Snegopady"[[note]]Which are essentially the exact same video as there is no lipsyncing in the live action section[[/note]] both pick up directly from the end of the video shoot for "220" and "Sparks", and the fatal bike crash at the end of that video leads to their mutual funeral in Lena's solo video "Never Forget".


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** The title of the second Russian album "Lyudi Invalidy" literally means "Invalid People". The band intended this to refer to morally bankrupt people, and the album liner notes contain a large rant about how these invalid people aren't human, just beings driven by selfishness that ruin society for everyone else. Unfortunately the term can also mean ''physically disabled people''. This got them in a lot of controversy at the time, and even led to a lawsuit by a Russian disability charity.


Infamously, they refused to perform at the World Music Awards unless provided with real guns. Lena said, "We wanted real machine-guns, but they didn't give us, so we wouldn't perform, that simple." Brazenly, after promising not to kiss on ''Series/TheTonightShow'', they engaged in a long, passionate wet one-- much to the alarm of anxious network censors, (and well before [[LesYay Britney and Madonna's little stunt]]). And yet, when expected to do the same on Jimmy Kimmel, they deliberately censored themselves. Yulia said, "Basically, because we like to do what we want, a lot of people are, like, 'you shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that, you shouldn't behave in this way.' But you know what? Actually for us, we are the way that we are, and we don't really live in fear of anybody. So, if we behave in a certain way, then that's just actually the way we are."

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Infamously, they refused to perform at the World Music Awards unless provided with real guns. Lena said, "We wanted real machine-guns, but they didn't give us, so we wouldn't perform, that simple." Brazenly, after promising not to kiss on ''Series/TheTonightShow'', they engaged in a long, passionate wet one-- much to the alarm of anxious network censors, (and well before [[LesYay Britney and Madonna's the little stunt]]).stunt between Britney, Madonna and Christina]]). And yet, when expected to do the same on Jimmy Kimmel, they deliberately censored themselves. Yulia said, "Basically, because we like to do what we want, a lot of people are, like, 'you shouldn't do this, you shouldn't do that, you shouldn't behave in this way.' But you know what? Actually for us, we are the way that we are, and we don't really live in fear of anybody. So, if we behave in a certain way, then that's just actually the way we are."


* CoverVersion: They once covered "[[Music/TheSmiths How Soon is Now]]", a version which was featured in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.

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* CoverVersion: They once covered "[[Music/TheSmiths How Soon is Now]]", a version which was featured in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}''.


Things started looking up in late 2013 and early 2014, with a few one off appearances and rumors of a new single or album. However, fans were devastated after Lena posted on her YouTube that she was breaking off the reunion due to Yulia's management essentially giving her a "my way or the highway" ultimatum and threats of shutting down her solo career within Russia. They did, however, reunite to perform 'Not Gonna Get Us' at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi UsefulNotes/OlympicGames during Team Russia's entrance.

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Things started looking up in late 2013 and early 2014, with a few one off appearances and rumors of a new single or album. However, fans were devastated after Lena posted on her YouTube Website/YouTube that she was breaking off the reunion due to Yulia's management essentially giving her a "my way or the highway" ultimatum and threats of shutting down her solo career within Russia. They did, however, reunite to perform 'Not Gonna Get Us' at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Sochi UsefulNotes/OlympicGames during Team Russia's entrance.


* TheMovie: A couple years ago, a movie called ''Finding t.A.T.u.'' (released in English with the title of one of their songs, ''You and I'') was released starring [[Series/TheOC Mischa Barton]] and [[Series/OneTreeHill Shantel]] [[Film/FinalDestination4 VanSanten]] about two girls so obsessed with t.A.T.u. that they involved themselves in a series of dangerous events.

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* TheMovie: A couple years ago, a movie called ''Finding t.A.T.u.'' (released in English with the title of one of their songs, ''You and I'') was released starring [[Series/TheOC Mischa Barton]] and [[Series/OneTreeHill Shantel]] [[Film/FinalDestination4 VanSanten]] Creator/ShantelVanSanten about two girls so obsessed with t.A.T.u. that they involved themselves in a series of dangerous events.

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** The videos for "220" and "Snegopady make them into one, and "Sparks" and "Snowfalls" follow this. The "Transcendent Version"[[note]]A release of Waste Management that turned all the songs into a single 1 hour long track with interludes[[/note]] has them connected by the sound of Julia walking down the corridor from the start of the 2nd video.

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* AnachronicOrder: "Shegopady" is supposed to be their last video, following on from "220" killing off the band due to ambiguity about whether there would ever be an album 4. The English version "Snowfalls" was for some reason released first, with "Sparks" not coming out for another 2 years despite being filmed at the same shoot. The start of the video still uses the end of "220" instead of "Sparks" as well for some reason.


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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Frequently went without in photoshoots early on, and their later live performance outfits were the burlesque outfits they wore in the video for "Sparks" without their shoes on.


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** Their Waste Management era live costumes were burlesque outfits.


As for their solo careers, both have continued the tATu sound in different ways. Lena's songs follow the soft rock and piano ballad style of some of their songs, while Julia's songs have an electropop edge like the third albums. The difference is highlighted by their first singles. "Never Forget You" is Lena's rock-infused sendoff to the band featuring a funeral in the video, and "All because of You" is an electronic song about Yulia wishing she didn't love a girl, with a video featuring a Lena lookalike getting jealous of her boyfriend and killing them with a bomb, much like the "30 Minutes" video.

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As for their solo careers, Since the second breakup, both have continued the tATu Tatu sound in different their own ways. Lena's songs follow the soft music is a mix of pop rock and piano ballad style of some of their songs, while Julia's songs have an electropop edge like ballads with the third albums. The difference is highlighted by their first singles. "Never Forget You" is Lena's rock-infused sendoff to the band featuring a funeral in the video, and "All because of You" is an occasional full on electronic song about Yulia wishing she didn't love a girl, with a video featuring a Lena lookalike getting jealous of her boyfriend and killing them with a bomb, song, like early Tatu material, while Julia (she's using the english spelling now) makes straight up electronic music, not that you'll have heard much like the "30 Minutes" video.
because [[NoExportForYou she stopped releasing English versions years ago]] and [[DevelopmentHell her album has been delayed forever]].


*** Ironic since Julia's the "homophobic" one.

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*** Ironic since Julia's the "homophobic" apparently homophobic one.

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*** Ironic since Julia's the "homophobic" one.

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* WriterRevolt: Were part of one when the Sochi 2014 Olympic organisers paid tribute to as many LGBT Russians as they could get away with. Really the government would have no excuse to not let them use the country's only successful international popstars.


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** "''Prostye Dvizheniya''", "How Soon is Now?", "Ne Ver, Ne Boysia, Ne Prosi"'' and "Clowns/''Klouny''".
** The video for "How Soon Is Now?" had Yulia and Lena select the clips, and their ideas were put together by editors and other technical experts.


* DressHitsFloor: Lena's clothing in the video for "Beliy Plaschik" or "White Robe".

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* DressHitsFloor: Lena's clothing in the video for "Beliy Plaschik" or "White Robe". #
* DolledUpInstallment: "Dochitai Do Sta" (Count to 100) was a demo recorded with Lena alone before Julia was recruited, to see how the band would sound.


* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Their final performance to date has been the 25th anniversary of their prior group Nepospedi in 2016.



** Their last music video has them in separate rooms and during "their" only scenes "together", it shows "them" standing back to back before "they" start arguing. The ending scene also features Julia in a Lena wig hugging herself. The promotional materials also have them in separate portraits. This is because Lena refuses to talk to or share a room with Julia.

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** Their last music video has them in separate rooms and during "their" only scenes "together", it shows "them" standing back to back before "they" start arguing.arguing[[note]]Only Julia's face is actually shown, and "Lena"'s face is obscured by her hair the whole scene[[/note]]. The ending scene also features Julia in a Lena wig hugging herself. The promotional materials also have them in separate portraits. This is because Lena refuses to talk to or share a room with Julia.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: Their relationship as of this edit is reportedly still sour.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Lena has made every effort to not be in the same room as Julia since their failed reunion, only doing so for the premier of the film they were in together, and the reunion of their earlier group Nepospedi. Their relationship as of this edit is reportedly still sour.

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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: In "All About Us", the verses are sung one word (or a few words) at a time: "If. They. Hurt. You. They. Hurt. Me. Too."

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