Non-Russian Russian Music for Your Consideration

One thing I’ve learned in my year learning Russian is that the Russian-speaking world is very much massive. With speakers of the language spanning across the entirety of the Post-Soviet Union and its allies, it’s almost impossible to find Russian language books, shows, movies, and music without finding some that are decidedly not of Russian origin. So for your consideration, dear reader, I have compiled a list of some singers and bands from outside of Russia that you can add to your Russian language playlist. Keep in mind that while none of these songs are obscene by any means, you may want to find translated lyrics before playing them in public. 


  • Ivan Dorn, Ukrainian (Синими, Жёлтыми, Красными)

Иван Дорн – Синими, Желтыми, Красными.

  • Dimash Kudaibergen, Kazakh (Грешная страсть) 

Димаш Кудайбергенов – “Грешная страсть”. Новая волна – 2018

  • Max Korzh, Belarusian (Слово пацана)

Макс Корж – Слово пацана (official video)

  • Edita Piekha, Polish (Наш сосед)

Наш сосед – Эдита Пьеха (Subtitles)

  • Prāta Vētra/Brainstorm, Latvia (ветер)

BrainStorm – Ветер

  • Dan Balan, Moldova (лишь до утра) 

Лишь до утра


  • Kino, Russian-Korean (спокойная ночь)

KINO – Spokoynaya Noch’ (Calm Night) Спокойная ночь

  • 5’nizza (pyatnitsa), Ukrainian (Натяни)

5nizza- Натяни … (audio)

  • Quest Pistols Show, Ukrainian (непохожие)

 Quest Pistols Show – Непохожие (Премьера клипа, 2016)

  • Bi-2, Belarus (Компромисс)

Би-2 – Компромисс