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 was founded in the late 1990s. Leningrad soon became notorious for vulgar lyrics (including lots of Russian mat) and celebration of alcoholism, which were also the main reasons most radio stations initially avoided the band. This did not stop Leningrad's growing popularity, partly because of the rich brass sound. The band eventually made its way to radio and TV (with censored words bleeped out), with Shnurov even presenting some New Year's Eve TV shows.

In 2007 the group began experimenting with female backup vocals, finally choosing jazz singer Yuliya Kogan as a permanent band member.

Disbanded in 2008, Leningrad reunited in 2010. Several new songs and videos have been released since, most of them featuring lead vocals by Kogan rather than Shnur.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Мат без электричества Ленинград 3
1999 Пуля Ленинград 2
2000 Дачники Ленинград 4
2001 Пираты XXI века Ленинград 3
2001 Маде ин жопа Ленинград 2
2001 Пуля+ Ленинград 1
2002 Точка Ленинград 3
2003 Для миллионов Ленинград 1
2004 Бабаробот Ленинград 1
2005 Хлеб Ленинград 3
2005 Хуйня Ленинград & The Tiger Lillies 2
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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