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Leningrad (Russian: Ленинград), also known as Gruppirovka Leningrad (Russian: Группировка "Ленинград") and Bandformirovanie Leningrad (Russian: Бандформирование "Ленинград"), is a popular Russian rock band from Saint Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), led by Sergey "Shnur" Shnurov.

Composed of 14 members, the band appeared in the late 1990s. They soon became famous for their vulgar lyrics (including lots of Russian mat) and celebration of alcoholism, which were also the main reasons they were avoided by most radio stations at first. This did not stop Leningrad's growing popularity, partly because of the rich brass sound. The band eventually made their way to radio and TV (filler noises covering the prohibited words), with Shnurov even presenting some New Year's Eve TV shows.

Circa 2007 the group began experimenting with female back vocals, finally choosing tall redhead jazz singer Yuliya Kogan as a permanent participant.

Disbanded in 2008, Leningrad reunited in 2010. Several new songs and videos have been released since, most of them featuring lead vocals by Kogan, not Shnur.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Мат без электричества Ленинград 3
1999 Пуля Ленинград 2
2000 Дачники Ленинград 4
2001 Маде ин жопа Ленинград 2
2001 Пуля+ Ленинград 1
2002 Точка Ленинград 3
2002 Пираты XXI века Ленинград 3
2003 Для миллионов Ленинград 1
2004 Бабаробот Ленинград 1
2005 Хлеб Ленинград 3
2005 Хуйня Ленинград & The Tiger Lillies 1
2006 Бабье лето Ленинград 1
2007 Аврора Ленинград 2
2011 Хна Ленинград 5 2
2011 Вечный огонь Ленинград 1
2012 Рыба Ленинград 2
2012 Вечерний Ленинград Ленинград 1
2014 Пляж наш Ленинград 1
2014 Фарш Ленинград 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Песни для друга. Часть 2 ДДТ / Ленинград 1
2004 (Не) полное собрание сочинений Ленинград 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Ленинград уделывает Америку Ленинград 1
2010 Последний концерт Ленинграда Ленинград 1

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