Punk rock? Balalike it!

For those who don’t think that Russian music ends with the last accord of balalaika we would like to present our new audio-podcast devoted to the contemporary Russian music. The aim is to show the great diversity of Russian musicians, performing in various genres from jazz to experimental trip-hop. Some of the artists are much influenced by western culture, others try to develop and promote authentic Russian sound and mainly Russian lyrics.

We invite you to a promising journey beyond the headlines and prejudices. And it’s up to you to decide whether you like it or even... balalike it.

This time prepare for russian punk rock. In late 1990s, numerous punk, pop-punk and grunge bands broke through. Notable punk artists included Leningrad, Lumen, Naiv, Korol i Shut who also gained major popularity. There are also less known artists like T-34, Trinadzatoe sozvezdie, Stantsia Mir who are popular among fans of punk music. Many of these musicians developed an original sound, not copycating mainstream Western punk rock bands.


1. Korol i Shut - Proklyatiy stariy dom

2. Stantsia Mir - Kuba-Koma

3. Leningrad - Nikogo ne zhalko

4. Lumen - Sid i Nancy

5. Trinadzatoe Sozvezdie - Rock'n'roll naduvaet nashi parusa 

6. Naiv - Rock'n'roll mertv

7. T-34 - Skateboard 

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