Elena Vaenga or Vaïenga (Russian: Елена Ваенга ), born on 27 January 1977 in Severomorsk, is a Russian singer, author and actress. According to the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, she is one of the most popular Russian singers. Elena Vaenga is her stage name; her real name is Elena Vladimirovna Khrulyova. His stage name corresponds to the old name of his hometown Severomorsk.
Elena Vaenga was born at the Northern Fleet Military Hospital in Severomorsk. His parents work on a shipyard producing nuclear submarines: his father is an engineer and his mother is a chemist. The family at large is of military tradition and was exposed to the Second World War. His grandmother witnesses the siege of Leningrad. His grandfather was in air defense and participated, for example, in 1945, at the Battle of Oranienbaum.
After high school, she enrolled at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg.
Elena Vaenga operates a broad repertoire. There is a Western influence but also elements of Russian folk music.
Traditional music has a special place: In a presentation with the Red Army Choir, she sang such classics as the hymn of the Great Patriotic War, Sviachtchennaya Voïna (Sacred War) or the song Каким ты был , таким тык и остался - a famous song written by Mikhail Issakovsky for the film The Cossacks of Kuban from 1949.