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Jumping Ship
September 01, 2018

Jumping Ship

By The Editors

This summer Russia’s biggest rock music festival, Nashestvie, faced cancellations by a number of artists who were protesting the festival’s increasing cooperation with the Russian military.

5 St. Petersburg Bands You Should Know
March 28, 2016

5 St. Petersburg Bands You Should Know

By Elena Bobrova

St. Petersburg (or Leningrad) has always occupied a special place in the world of Russian music. Famous for its rich classical traditions, especially at the Mariinsky Theater, in the second part of the twentieth century St. Petersburg became the epicenter of underground and experimental music.

Siberian Punk
May 01, 2015

Siberian Punk

By Vladimir Kozlov

Who knew? The heart of Siberia, a place best known for its severe winters, was the birthplace of one of the most original, raw rock movements ever to hit the USSR.

The Age of Aquarium
September 01, 2012

The Age of Aquarium

By Lada Bakal

For 40 years, Boris Grebenshchikov and Aquarium have made music like no other band in Russia, combining poetry and beautiful, often quizzical instrumentals into a charming sound that is at once entirely unique and entirely Russian.

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