Bands/Musicians The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists  

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Russian rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. What is the most popular Russian band? List of good Russian rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top Russian rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Russian rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all Russian rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest Russian rock bands of all time, since the most famous Russian rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Russian rock music.

You can click on the Russian rock band names to see more information about that particular notable Russian rock group. If they're near the top of the best Russian rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top Russian rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the Russian rock band names themselves.

Yanka Dyagileva and Piknik are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. Make sure to give artists you favor (like Чиж & Co or Igor Vladimirovich Talkov) a vote.

All important, significant and iconic names in Russian rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Russian rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of Russian rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into Russian rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good Russian rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Russian rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Russian rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Russian rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Russian rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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120 23
Aria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Heavy metal

2
118 24
Kino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
FernandoLeal added New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

3
62 9
Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Folk rock, Reggae, Art rock

4
54 10
Alisa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Hard rock, New Wave, Christian rock

5
64 17
Korol I Shut is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Punk rock, Horror punk

6
46 9
Splean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
AntonySusloparow added Rock music, Acoustic music, Alternative rock

7
35 5
Mashina Vremeni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Blues rock, Rock and roll, Bard rock

8
36 6
DDT is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Bard Rock - Founded and led by Yuri Shevchuk.

9
40 10
Zemfira is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
AntonySusloparow added Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

10
35 7
Nautilus Pompilius is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
AntonySusloparow added New Wave, Gothic rock, Rock music

11
34 7
Melnitsa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Folk rock

12
34 7
Agata Kristi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Post-punk, Gothic rock

13
34 9
Valery Kipelov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Heavy metal, Hard rock

14
41 15
Bi-2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Post punk, Alt rock, Pop rock

15
42 17
Piknik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
New Wave, Gothic rock, Space rock

16
23 5
Grazhdanskaya Oborona is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Punk rock, Garage rock, Noise rock

17
22 6
Epidemia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Power metal

18
14 3
Bravo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Rockabilly, Beat, Rock and roll

19
28 18
Sektor Gaza is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
Rapcore, Russian rock, Punk rock

20
32 23
Mumiy Troll is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
AndreyGrachov added Russian Rock

21
10 1
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Punk rock

22
12 4
Chayf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Pop rock, Reggae

23
9 3
Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added Rap rock

24
8 2
Lumen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

25
20 15
Чиж & Co is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
Blues-rock, Russian rock, Psychedelic rock

26
8 3
Nochnye Snaypery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Pop rock, - Founded and led by Diana Arbenina.

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8 4
Orgia Pravednikov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Hard rock, Art rock - Founded by poet and singer Sergey Kalugin.

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8 4
Master is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Thrash metal, Heavy metal, Speed metal

29
8 4
Sergey Mavrin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

30
7 3
Troll Gneot Yel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Folk Rock, Folk metal

31
7 3
Mechanical Poet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Progressive metal, Symphonic metal, New Prog

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6 2
Catharsis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Power metal, Symphonic metal

33
6 2
Nogu Svelo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Pop rock, Comedy rock

34
6 2
Arkona is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Folk metal, Pagan metal - Female-fronted folk metal band with lyrics based on Russian paganism.

35
6 2
Autograph is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Art rock, Progressive rock - A Soviet prog rock band that split up in 90s.

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6 2
Chorny Kofe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Heavy metal, Speed metal, Christian metal

37
15 12
Slot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

38
5 1
Animal Jazz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Rock music

39
5 1
Krematoriy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added

40
4 0
AuctYon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
Alex Gaginsky added Art rock,

41
13 10
Voskreseniye is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
Russian rock

42
16 14
Leningrad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Russian chanson, Comedy rock, Ska

43
6 3
Corrosia Metalla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Crossover thrash metal, Shock rock

44
4 1
Nike Borzov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added

45
26 27
Yanka Dyagileva is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Folk rock, Russian rock

46
5 3
Black Obelisk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Thrash metal, Heavy metal

47
3 1
Secret is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Rockabilly, Pop Rock

48
7 6
Amatory is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Nu metal, Metalcore

49
7 6
Lubeh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Russian chanson, Folk rock, Pop rock

50
4 3
Kalinov Most is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
kotbayun added Folk Rock