At a concert in Moscow on May 1st 1998go in the group out at once three guitarists (Kuzma, Jeff, Makhno), the bass will debut Natalie Chumakov. In just a few months in Novosibirsk Egor plays together with a local drummer from the scene and said that he no longer has the group. In winter, 1998go after acoustic concert in Kharkov, Yegor journalist complained of problems with staff. In the 1999th year musicians come together to play some gigs, one of which is held in New York. This is the first departure of foreign countries. In America, it was planned a few gigs, but due to poor organization of the concerts except the first were canceled at the last minute. After the concert in the United States finally Constantine Rowan remains in St. Petersburg and terminate participation in the band.
Troubles arise from the in Russia. Organize a tour to mark the 15th anniversary of the group took the party of "Labor Russia" who wanted to combine it with their own election campaign. Even at the preliminary stage of the meeting of Egor Letov and chairman of the party Victor Anpilov, which greatly disappointed by both. At first speech in Moscow, it is not ready for such concerts, the cinema hall "Vanguard" (Metro Red Guard) was badly damaged: first were broken six rows of seats. Learning about the riots at the concert Victor Anpilov makes a statement that the image of a disgrace to the party and give instructions to cease cooperation and cancel about 10 additional concerts in different cities.