PPK (Russian: ???) is a notable Russian trance duo that was based primarily in Rostov-on-Don. The group consisted of Sergei Pimenov and Alexander Polyakov. PPK name is the acronym of founding members' initials, K was for short-time member DJ Kordj (Roman Korzhov).PPK became popular abroad due to their single "ResuRection", which was available to download for free on mp3.com for about a year. A few million people downloaded it and a such wave of popularity brought to signing a contract with Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label and was used to celebrate the New Year 2003 in Warsaw, Poland (seen on Sky News Active, 31 December 2002). This song was the first major international hit by a Russian artist in the post Soviet era."ResuRection" was based on the melody by Eduard Artemyev from the 1979 Russian (Soviet) film Siberiade and contained, in some remix versions, vocal samples of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The Artemyev melody was later played in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with a small girl holding a red balloon."Reload" was based on the melody "Zodiak" from an album "Disco Alliance" by Latvian electronic rock band Zodiaks. In early 2004 the duo released a remix of Minimalistix's 2003 hit Magic Fly.The group broke up in 2003.