Dmitry Svirgunov was a co-founder of Cream Soda, one of the most popular Russian electronic music bands. Performing since 2012, Cream Soda has released four studio albums.
The band became famous after Russian comedian Aleksandr Gudkov used their song in 2021 as the background for a music video criticizing Vladimir Putin for building a $3.1 billion building. residence, dubbed “Putin’s Palace”. Cream Soda composed the song “Aqua disco” for this occasion (in “Palace” there is supposed to be a water disco). After Russia’s attack on Ukraine, “Aqua Disco” became the unofficial anthem of anti-war protests.
According to the independent Russian portal Meduza, on the evening of March 20, Svirgunov went for a walk on the frozen Volga in the village of Devo Gorodishche. He was accompanied by his younger brother Roman and three friends.
During the walk, the ice broke under their weight, and the three men were swept away by a strong current. Two of them managed to get out of the water, but one of them died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. The musician’s body was found later, and at At 9:00 a.m. the next day, Svirgunov was identified by those closest to him.
The news of his death has already been confirmed by the other members of Cream Soda. In a post on Instagram, they wrote to the fans: “A tragedy happened to us yesterday. Our dear Dima Nova climbed the frozen Volga and fell under the ice. […] Dima i Goshi odeszli”.
Comments have already appeared on the network that Dima Nova predicted his fate. In 2017, Cream Soda released the song “Volga”, the lyrics of which talk about death in the waters of the Volga.
Source: Meduza.io, “New York Post”