Oleg Mikhaylovich Gazmanov (Russian: Оле́г Миха́йлович Газма́нов; born 22 July 1951, in Gusev) is a Russian pop singer, composer and poet, specializing in patriotic songs, as well as songs which cover more conventional pop/rock themes. Gazmanov is leader of pop group "Эскадрон" (Squadron). His songs have been covered by others in the chanson style, such as Mikhail Shufutinsky. He is also a Candidate for Master of Sport of the USSR in gymnastics and is well known for his acrobatics performed during live shows, especially at the beginning of his musical career in the early 1990s.

Oleg Gazmanov
Олег Газманов
Oleg Gazmanov 30 October 2010.jpg
Oleg Gazmanov in 2010
Oleg Mikhaylovich Gazmanov

(1951-07-22) 22 July 1951 (age 68)
Gusev, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
OccupationSinger, composer, actor
Years active1980s-present
TitlePeople's Artist of Russia (2001)
Oleg Gazmanov awarded with the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland"" IV degree, 26 December 2012

In July 2014 Gazmanov was banned from entering Latvia because of alleged "through words and actions having contributed to the undermining of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity".[1] In August 2016, the Lithuanian government also denied his entry to Lithuania at Vilnius airport.[2] His step son Nadavik Livyatnov got injured by an obsessive fan while trying to cut some of Oleg's hairs.

Popular songsEdit

  • "Ofitsery"
  • "Moskva"
  • "Moi yasnye dni"
  • "Eskadron"
  • "Esaul"
  • "A Ya Devushek Lyublyu"
  • "Dozhdis'"
  • "Dolya"
  • "Na Zare"
  • "Svezhyi Veter"
  • "Edinstvennaya" (by Philipp Kirkorov)
  • "Tuman"
  • "Zagulyal"
  • "Greshnyi put" (by Valery Leontiev)
  • "Belyi sneg" (by Valery Leontiev)
  • "Moryachka"
  • "Baltiyskiy Bereg"
  • "Zabiray" (duet with Sofia Rotaru)
  • "Proshay"
  • "Vpered Rossiya"
  • "Sdelan v SSSR"


World Music Awards
Preceded by
Valery Leontiev
Best-Selling Russian Artist
Oleg Gazmanov
Succeeded by
Laima Vaikule


  1. ^ "Russian Pop Stars Banned from Entering Latvia over Ukraine crisis". The Moscow Times. 21 July 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.15min.lt/naujiena/aktualu/lietuva/i-lietuva-neileistas-sovietu-sajunga-slovinantis-ir-salyje-nepageidaujamas-olegas-gazmanovas-56-670583
  3. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации Б.Н. Ельцина от 25 апреля 1995 года № 411 «О присвоении почётных званий Российской Федерации». // poisk-zakona.ru
  4. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации В. Путина от 19 июля 2001 года № 892 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации». Archived 17 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine // document.kremlin.ru

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