Leningrad Rock Club
The Leningrad Rock Club was a historic music venue
Music venue
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 of the 1980s in Leningrad
Leningrad is the former name of Saint Petersburg, Russia.Leningrad may also refer to:- Places :* Leningrad Oblast, a federal subject of Russia, around Saint Petersburg* Leningrad, Tajikistan, capital of Muminobod district in Khatlon Province...

, situated on Rubinstein Street in the city center. Opened in 1981 and overseen by the KGB
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, it became the first legal rock music venue in Leningrad. Overall, it was the largest rock
Rock music
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 scene in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
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, which featured such bands as Kino
Kino (band)
Kino was a Soviet rock band headed by Viktor Tsoi. It was one of the most famous Soviet rock groups of the 1980s.-History:The band was formed in the summer of 1981 in Leningrad, USSR Kino was a Soviet rock band headed by Viktor Tsoi. It was one of the most famous Soviet rock groups of the...

, Alisa
Alisa is a Russian hard rock band, who are credited as one of the most influential bands in the Russian rock movement.-Biography:Alisa was formed in November 1983 by bassist Svyatoslav Zadery. The band's name originated from Zadery nickname...

, Aquarium, Zoopark
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, Piknik
Piknik is a Russian rock band known for its unique style which is a mixture of Jazz rock, Art-rock, Progressive rock and original Russian rock. Since the year it was formed, 1978, the band's formation changed a few times with the only constant member being Edmund Shklarsky, its leader. It is...

, Automatic Satisfiers, DDT
DDT (band)
DDT is a popular Russian rock band founded by its lead singer, Yuri Shevchuk , in Ufa in 1980...

, Grazhdanskaya Oborona
Grazhdanskaya Oborona
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, and became an important influence on the Russian rock music.
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