Artur Vyacheslavovich Mikheev, better known under his stage name Arthur Berkut, is a Russian singer. Throughout his career, he has participated in numerous bands, with the most notable being Autograph, Mavrik, and Aria.
Arthur was born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, to a family of Moscow circus troupers during their Ukrainian tour. He grew up in Moscow and graduated from Moscow Gnessin Musical College as a vocalist. In the early 1980s, he participated in the cover band Magic Twilight, which was led by Vitaly Dubinin and Vladimir Holstinin, who later formed Aria. After a few years, he was invited to join Autograph, an already popular rock band in the Soviet Union, to replace its former vocalist. Since 1984, Arthur has performed under his stage name, "Berkut", which is Russian for golden eagle. Together with Autograph, Berkut toured over the United States in 1989, but in 1990, during the tour, Autograph disbanded.
Berkut remained in the USA and tried himself in different projects, formed a short-lived art rock band ZOOOM. In 1997, Arthur returned to Russia.
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