Nautilus Pompilius, sometimes abbreviated as Nau (Russian: Нау), was a prominent Russian rock band formed in Sverdlovsk (now Ekaterinburg) in 1982-1983. They were an influential band in the post-punk, New Wave wing of Russian rock music. Some of their early hits are popularly associated with the Perestroika period. Their songs accompanied the movie "Брат" by Aleksei Balabanov. Since the group disbanded (1997), lead singer and front man Vyacheslav Butusov has launched a successful solo career.
The majority of the lyrics for the group was written by Илья Кормильцев