Elena Vaenga is a Russian singer, songwriter and actress. Her style of singing is author song, folk rock, chanson and others. Vaenga's repertoire includes her own compositions, traditional ballads and folk songs, and songs derived from classical Russian poems.
Her stage name is the former name of her birthplace, Severomorsk. Her mother was educated as a chemist and her father was an engineer. Her maternal grandfather was a rear-admiral and her paternal grandparents were natives of Saint Petersburg, and survived the Nazi siege of that city during World War II.
In 2012 she gave birth to a son in Saint Petersburg. The son's father is her former long-term companion and producer, Ivan Matviyenko. In 2016, she married Roman Sadyrbaev.
Vaenga performed throughout Russia, including several appearances in the Kremlin. She also performed in Israel, Germany, and Ukraine.
The newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda called her "one of the most popular Russian singers". In 2011, Vaenga ranked 9th in the list of the most successful Russian entertainers, with a total income for that year of over six million dollars.
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