The earliest of Yanka's poetry that has survived is from 1985.In December 1985 she traveled to Leningrad, where she may have met Alexander Bashlachev. In April 1987, Yanka met Egor Letov and joined his band Grazhdanskaya Oborona (Gr. From 1988–1990 Yanka toured and performed with the band.1991) was a Russian poet and singer-songwriter and one of the most popular figures of her time in Russia's underground punk scene.She both played solo and performed with others, including Yegor Letov and bands Grazhdanskaya Oborona and Velikiye Oktyabri ("Great Octobers").Her tragic death in 1991 has been considered as a symbolic end of Siberian punk scene.In 1973 she attended public school and studied piano for a year at a music school before quitting. While still in school Yanka started writing poems (which have been lost) and performing, singing and playing guitar in school talent shows.In 1984 she entered the Novosibirsk Institute of Water Transport Engineers, but dropped out in her sophomore year.During this period she performed with the political band AMIGO.
Some believe that she committed suicide, others that she drowned accidentally.Alchevs'k Apostolove Bakhchysaray Bilyayivka Borzna Bryanka Chasiv Yar Chervonopartyzans'k Chuhuyiv Donetsk Hirnyk Horodnya Hostomel' Illichivs'k Kalanchak Kalush Kam'yanka-Dniprovs'ka Kerch Khmel'nyts'kyy Kiev Kivertsi Konotop Koryukivka Kostyantynivka Letychiv Lysychans'k Mariupol' Mykolayivka Myrhorod Nova Odesa Ordzhonikidze Pavlohrad Pervomaysk Rokytne Shakhtyorsk Slavutych Smila Synel'nykove Tal'ne Ternopil' Torez Tsyurupyns'k Tul'chyn Vil'nohirs'k Vyshneve Yuzhnoukrayins'k Zaporizhzhya Zhovkva Zmiyiv Zolotonosha Vika Kiev Hi my dear, I am looking for my second half. As for my personality I'm kind, honest, with sense of humor and full of energy. Age: 32 y/o | Job: Economist Status: Natalia Makiyivka I am cheerful and positive person. I can also say that I love to learn new things, I'm curious. I have a kind and gentle soul, I love to take care of, and I… At the end of February 1991 Yanka recorded her last songs in a Novosibirsk Electro-Technical Institute dormitory: "Legs [Feet] Above the Ground" (Russian: ). That evening she left her family's countryside home outside Novosibirsk and didn't return.Her body was found by a fisherman on 17 May in the Inya River.