Timur Shaov is one of the most popular bards in Russia these days, known for his unique songs with a lighthearted approach to serious subjects. Shaov is a Russian singer and a former village doctor in Karachaevo-Cherkesia, became famous in a flash when a tape of his songs about everyday life got to the "zaochnii" competition in Moscow. His songs are about life, people and events in Russia. Song writing has become his profession and his concerts gather huge audiences. Shaov is the winner of the "Golden Ostap" award and has 6 CDs. He has been in Europe, Israel, and the US East Coast.