Elena Vaenga, also Elena Vayenga (in Russian: Елена Ваенга, real name Elena Vladimirovna Khrulyova) (born 27 January 1977 in Severomorsk, Russia) 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 Vaenga 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. Her paternal grandparents were natives of St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), and survived the Nazi siege of that city during World War II.