Kino is a Russian rock band that became the symbol of Perestroika. The band was formed in 1981 and was first called Gagarin i Giperboloidy (Gagarin and Hyperboloids), however a year later it changed its name to Kino. The lyrics, written by the band’s leader Viktor Tsoi, included revolutionary appeals that were hugely popular among the people at that time. “Kinomania” started in the USSR after the movie Igla (Needle) was released, which starred Tsoi as one of the main characters. The group disbanded after Tsoi died in a car accident in summer 1990.