Vesyolye Rebyata (Russian: Весёлые Ребята, which means "jolly fellows") is a Soviet VIA band formed in 1966, in Moscow. It became one of the most successful and best known VIA bands of all time. Its debut album sold 15,795,000 copies and its membership included at various times such popular Soviet era singers as Alla Pugachova, Alexander Gradsky, and Alexander Barykin. As of 2006, the band had sold a record-shattering 179,850,000 records. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.