Kontora Kooka (“the office of Cook”): an avant-garde, experimental, industrial, art/post-punk band from Samara. Most of their albums are on bandcamp.
Auktyon (auction) is a great, versatile band from St. Petersburg led by Leonid Fedorov. It has been around from 1978, changing genres and accumulating influences since then. Avant-garde, folk, experimental, alternative rock.
Leonid Fedorov himself has very interesting solo work.
Auktyon – I den’ i noch’ (Day and night)
Auktyon – Propal (Disappeared)
Fairlane Acoustic is a Russian project similar to the popular Take Away Shows of La Blogotheque. Here Russian bands play live on city streets or intimate spaces around Moscow. It has already gathered a decent collection of Russian indie bands. Here are some examples, but be sure to check their Youtube channel for more.
HIK: experimental, indie, “intellectual art rock”, from Moscow.
synecdoche montauk: experimental, indie, from Moscow.
Anna Vorfolomeeva: indie pop from Moscow.
Plat’ya za 130: nostalgic pop, indie folk with fun lyrics, from Moscow.
HIK – Ogni (Lights)
synecdoche montauk – Budushee (Future)
Anna Vorfolomeeva – Prohlada (Freshness)
Plat’ya za 130 – Byvshie (Ex-boyfriends)
Two jazz projects where the pianist Evgeny Lebedev, from Moscow, participates.
LRK Trio: lively jazz, folk and fusion. The trio is Lebedev, Anton Revnyuk and Ignat Kravtsov.
Alina Rostotskaya & Jazzmobile: jazz and folk. Many adaptations of Russian folk songs (e.g. Songs of Kursk by Georgy Sviridov).
LRK Trio – Plyasovaya
Alina Rostotskaya & Jazzmobile – The Songs of Kursk