CCCP Fedeli alla Linea were an Italian band formed in 1982 in Berlin by vocalist Giovanni Lindo Ferretti and guitarist Massimo Zamboni. The band's style was self-defined by the members themselves as вЂњMusica Melodica EmilianaвЂ”Punk FilosovieticoвЂ� (вЂњEmilian Melodic MusicвЂ”pro-Soviet punkвЂ�)
Their name, CCCP, is the acronym for SSSR, (Russian: РЎРѕСЋР· РЎРѕРІРµС‚С�РєРёС… РЎРѕС†РёР°Р»РёС�С‚РёС‡РµС�РєРёС… Р РµС�РїСѓР±Р»РёРє; transliterated Sojuz Sovetskich SocialistiД�eskich Respublik); (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, abbreviated USSR).
CCCP left behind the stereotypes of punk rock, and reached for a genre-defying convergence of militant rock, industrial music, Folk, electropop, Middle Eastern music, and even chamber music while delivering through their lyrics a bleak vision of humankind, also introducing elements of expressionist theatre and existentialist philosophy in their live shows.
CCCP's works influenced dozen of artists such as Marlene Kuntz, Massimo Volume, and Offlaga Disco Pax.