Premyer-Ministr (Russian: Премьер-министр, lit. Prime minister) is a Russian musical group. The idea behind the band was to form a boy band, though not especially for teenagers. Four men came together to form Premier Ministr in 1997. Their first real success came in 2000 with the remake of a very popular Russian tune, "Oriental Song". It became a huge hit in Russia. In 2001 one of the members, Dmitry Lanskoy, left the group for a solo career and was replaced. In 2002, Russian television invited the group to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn. They translated their name into "Prime Minister", and sung "Northern Girl", which reached the top-10. There were two videos made for "Northern Girl", the English and Russian versions, called "Девочка c севера" (Girl From The North).