Purgen (Пурген) is a hardcore punk group from Moscow, Russia. Formed in 1989 by their frontman Ruslan and his friend Chikatilo. First two years the band's name was Lenin-Samotuik (Lenin Dildo).
First album as the Purgen name was ''Vse Gosudarstva – Konclagerja (All the States-Concentration Camps'' which released in 1992.Year after, they released ''Transplantacija Mirovozzrenija (Transplantation of Attitude)''
By that first albums they formed their recognizable style.