Zoopark (in Cyrillic Зоопарк) is a Soviet rock band of the 1980s founded by Mike Naumenko>.
In the autumn of 1980, Mike Naumenko became acquainted with the power trio Farewell, Black Monday , composed of Alexandr Khrabounov (guitar), Nikolai Alekseev (bassist) and Andrei Danilov (drummer). Farewell, black monday plays hard rock and heavy metal, far from the style that Naumenko aspires to, namely rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues, even blues rock and punk rock, but the current passes and the new group, called Zoopark , begins the rehearsals in November 1980.
In the spring of 1981, Zoopark became a member of the Leningrad Rock Club, which the Soviet authorities put at the disposal of Western culture enthusiasts, in order to better control the activities of the Leningradois underground. At this institution, in May 1981, Zoopark's first concert was held, based entirely on works by Mike Naumenko. At that time, the bassist Nikolai Alekseev was already replaced by Ilia Kulikov, vocal and instrumental ensemble Maki. In addition, the group Adieu, Black Monday continues to exist in parallel and gives several performances before being officially dissolved at the end of 1983.
Kirill Serebrennikov's film Leto (Summer) recalls Mike Naumenko>.