Alexander Yakovlevich Rosenbaum (Russian: Александр Яковлевич Розенбаум, Aleksandr Jakovlevič Rozyenbaum) (born September 13, 1951 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a Soviet and Russian bard from Saint Petersburg. He is best known as an interpreter of the blatnaya pesnya (criminal song) genre. Modern singers in this genre, such as Михаил Шуфутинский often sing Rosenbaum's songs.
Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (Russian: Була́т Ша́лвович Окуджа́ва, Georgian: ბულატ ოკუჯავა) (May 9, 1924 - June 12, 1997) was one of the founders of the Russian genre called "author's song" (авторская песня, avtorskaya pesnya).
Garik Sukachev is one of the most illustrious frontmen in the Russian rock scene, bandleader of Brigada S and Neprikasayemiye, with several side projects under his belt, plus he’s a director and a writer.
Mashina Vremeni (Russian for "Time Machine") is a legendary Russian blues rock group formed in the late 1960s in the Soviet Union by Andrey Makarevich and Alexander Kutikov, later joined by Evgeny Margulis. While originally inspired by The Beatles and soviet bards (singer-songwriters), the band eventually developed towards a more straight-ahead blues rock sound.
Ленинград is a fourteen-piece ska band from Saint Petersburg, Russia formed in 1997. The band's frontman is Сергей Шнуров (Sergey Shnurov). In 2005, its music was featured in the film Everything Is Illuminated, starring Elijah Wood.
Igor Vladimirovich Talkov (Russian: И́горь Влади́мирович Талько́в; November 4, 1956, Gretsovka, Tula Oblast, Soviet Union – October 6, 1991, Leningrad, Soviet Union) was a Russian rock singer-songwriter.