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The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists 

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Updated November 6, 2019 5.9k votes 1k voters 33.5k views 95 items

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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Nautilus Pompilius is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Kino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Piknik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Aquarium is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Alisa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Aria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Mashina Vremeni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Splean is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Melnitsa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Founded and led by Yuri Shevchuk.

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Mumiy Troll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Bi-2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Valery Kipelov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Zemfira is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Epidemia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Bravo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Sektor Gaza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Чиж & Co is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Slot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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Founded by poet and singer Sergey Kalugin.

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Master is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Russian Rock Bands/Artists
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