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This is a list of people associated with Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union, and Russia of today. For a long time Russia has been a multinational country, and many people of different ethnicity contributed to its culture. They may be ethnic Ukrainians (like Nikolai Gogol), Belarusians (like Pavel Sukhoi), Georgians (like Stalin and Georgi Daneliya), Poles (like Kazimir Malevich and Vaslav Nijinsky), Tatars (like Rudolf Nureyev and Marat Safin), Azerbaijanis (like Kerim Kerimov and Uzeyir Hajibeyov), Jews (like Trotsky and Maya Plisetskaya), Armenians (like Aram Katchaturian), Germans (like Catherine the Great), Danish (like Vitus Bering and Vladimir Dal), French (like Karl Briullov), Greeks (like John Capodistria), Romanians (like Mikhail Kheraskov), Frenchmen (like Marius Petipa), Dutchmen (like Sergius Witte), Portuguese (like Anton de Vieira), or, naturally, ethnic Russians. Sometimes their exact ancestry is unknown. Sometimes their formal nationality was written down at random or for political or other reasons. They may have emigrated or immigrated, and thus may appear in other "Lists of...", but nevertheless their names are linked to the words "Russia", "Russian".

Contents

Art

Architects

Artists

A-M

N-Z

Authors

See also List of Russian authors, which lists authors who wrote in Russian language.

A-E

F-R

S-Z

Film directors

A-M

P-Z

Musicians and composers

A-O

P-Z

Performing arts

Theatre directors

Performers

Poets

(who wrote much of their poetry in the Russian language, see List of Russian language poets)

Cosmonauts

A-N

P-Z

Explorers

Inventors

Scientists and scholars

A-C

D-J

K-M

N-S

T-Z

Statesmen and military

Before 1917

Royal

See also Tsar for the list of old Russian rulers

A-F
I-Z

Politicians and diplomats

See also List of Russian Foreign Ministers

After 1917

Heads of state

Revolution, politics and state figures

See White Russians for opponents of Bolsheviks.
A-L
M-Z

Military

See also List of Marshals of the Soviet Union.
See also List of Russian Field Marshals.

A-N

P-Z

Sport

Chess

Gymnastics

Tennis

  • Andrei Chesnokov, tennis player
  • Nikolay Davydenko (born 1981), current top 4 tennis player.
  • Elena Dementieva (born 1981), current top 3 tennis player. Reached 2 Grand Slam finals in 2004 (French Open and U.S. Open), Silver Medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics and Gold Medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov (born 1974), former world no. 1 tennis player.
  • Anna Kournikova (born 1981), former top 10 tennis player, celebrity, and model.
  • Svetlana Kuznetsova (born 1985), former world no. 2 and current top 9 tennis player. Won the 2004 U.S. Open and 2009 French Open.
  • Anastasia Myskina (born 1981), former world no. 2 tennis player. Won the 2004 French Open (becoming the first Russian woman to win a grand slam title).
  • Nadia Petrova (born 1982), former top 3 tennis player.
  • Marat Safin (born 1980), former world no. 1 tennis player. Won 2000 U.S. Open and 2005 Australian Open.
  • Dinara Safina (born 1986), current world no. 1 ladies tennis player.
  • Maria Sharapova (born 1987), former world no. 1 tennis player (currently ranks no. 53). Won 2004 Wimbledon at age of 17 as well as 2006 U.S. Open and 2008 Australian Open.
  • Dmitry Tursunov (born 1982), tennis player
  • Mikhail Youzhny (born 1982), tennis player

Ice hockey

Weightlifting

Other

Former Soviet Union

During the times of the Soviet Union nationals of other constituent republics were traditionally known as "Russians" in the West. Some of them were even known under Russian or Russified names. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union they have now become known under their various nationalities.

List of people by Russian subdivision/nationalities

List of people by Russian city

See also

References

  1. ^ John Douglas (May 2008). "Roman Matin - Russian Guitar Player". Jazz Review. http://www.jazzreview.com/article/review-6366.html. Retrieved July 16, 2009.  

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Contents

Art

Artists

  • Nikolay Andreyev (1873-1932), sculptor, graphic artist and stage designer
  • Mikhail Anikushin (1917), sculptor
  • Marc Chagall (1887-1985), painter
  • Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), jewellery designer
  • Andrei Kolkoutine (1957-)
  • Alexander V. Kuprin (1880-1960), painter
  • Isaak Levitan (1860-1900), landscape painter
  • Kazimir Malevitj
  • Vera Mukhina (1889-1953), sculptress
  • Alexander Nikulin (1878-1945), painter
  • Ilya Repin (1844-1930, painter and sculptor
  • Andrei Rublev (circa 1360-1430), painter
  • Valentin Serov (1865-1911), painter
  • Vladimir Tatlin (1885 - 1953), painter and architect.
  • Vasily Tropinin (1776-1857), painter
  • Ivan Vishnyakov (1699-1761), painter

Authors

See also Russian literature and List of Russian authors.

Musicians and Composers

Performing Arts

Poets

(who wrote much of their poetry in the Russian language, see List of Russian language poets)

Cosmonauts

  • Yuri Artyukhin
  • Pavel Belyayev (1925-1970)
  • Georgi Beregovoi (1921-1995)
  • Valery Bykovsky
  • Lev Demin
  • Georgi Dobrovolski
  • Vladimir Dzhanibekov
  • Konstantin Feoktistov
  • Anatoli Filipchenko
  • Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968), first human in space
  • Viktor Gorbatko
  • Georgi Grechko
  • Aleksei Gubarev
  • Alexandr Kaleri
  • Yevgeny Khrunov
  • Pyotr Klimuk
  • Vladimir Komarov
  • Valeri Kubasov
  • Vasili Lazarev
  • Valentin Lebedev
  • Aleksei Leonov
  • Oleg Makarov
  • Andrian Nikolayev
  • Viktor Patsayev
  • Pavel Popovich
  • Nikolai Rukavishnikov
  • Gennadi Sarafanov
  • Svetlana Savitskaya, second woman in space
  • Vladimir Shatalov
  • Georgi Shonin
  • Valentina Tereshkova (b. 1937), first woman in space
  • Gherman Titov
  • Vladislav Volkov
  • Boris Volynov
  • Boris Yegorov
  • Aleksei Yeliseyev
  • Vitali Zholobov

Explorers

  • Vitus Bering (1681-1741), explorer of north-western and south-western Alaska
  • Semyon Ivanovich Dezhnev (circa 1605-1673), explorer of north-eastern Asia
  • Ivan Fedorov, explorer of north-western Alaska

Inventors

  • Zhores Ivanovich Alferov (1930), physicist
  • Vasily Degtyarev (1880-1947), weapons designer
  • Pyotr Kozmitch Frolov (1775-1839), mining engineer and inventor
  • Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin (1894-1977), aircraft constructor
  • Nikolai Kibalchich (1853-1881)
  • Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (1907-1966), rocket engineer and designer, Father of the space program
  • Semyon Lavochkin (1900-1960), aircraft designer
  • Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan (1905-1970), aircraft designer
  • Alexander Popov (1859-1906), Russia's Marconi, an inventor of Radio
  • Alexandr Prokhorov (1916-2002), physicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 1964, born in Queensland, Australia
  • Boris Rosing (1869-1933)
  • Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972), helicopter and aircraft designer
  • Pavel Sukhoi (1895-1975), aircraft constructor and designer
  • Leon Theremin (1896-1993), inventor of one of the first electronic musical instruments, the Theremin
  • Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935), rocket scientist and pioneer of astronautics
  • Andrey Tupolev (1888-1972), aircraft designer and builder
  • Vladimir Zworykin (1899-1982), physicist and electrical engineer
  • Pavel Yablochkov, electrical engineer, inventor of Yablochkov candle

Humanities and Social sciences

Scientists and Mathematicians

Statesmen and military

Before 1917

Royal

See also Tsar for complete list of old Russian rulers

Politicians and diplomats

  • Aleksei Petrovich Bestuzhev-Ryumin (1693-1768)
  • Mikhail Petrovich Bestuzhev-Ryumin (1688-1760)
  • Zakhar Chernyshev (1722-1784), Minister of War
  • Vasily Lukich Dolgorukov (about 1670-1739)
  • Boris Ivanovich Kurakin (1676-1727)
  • Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov (1673-1729)
  • Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov (1714-1767)
  • Artemy Petrovich Volynsky (1689-1740)

After 1917

Heads of state

Revolution, politics and state figures

See List of socialists: Bolsheviks, Mensheviks, Communists.
See White Russians for opponents of Bolsheviks.
  • Viktor Abakumov, police official, head of Smersh
  • Lavrenty Beria (1899-1953), Soviet chief of secret police under Joseph Stalin, executed with 6 companions on December 23.
  • Nikolai Bukharin (1888-1938), Bolshevik party leader, Soviet statesman
  • Viktor Chernomyrdin (1938), Prime Minister of Russia from 1992 to 1998
  • Sergey Mikhaylovich Darkin (1963-present), governor of Primorsky Krai
  • Fedor Dan, menshevik
  • Feliks Dzerzhinsky, Cheka
  • Viktor Grishin
  • Andrei Gromyko (1908-1989), Foreign Minister of the USSR during the Cold War
  • Lazar Kaganovich
  • Mikhail Kasyanov (b. 1957), Prime Minister of Russia from 2000 to 2004
  • Alexandra Kollontai (1872-1952), revolutionary, diplomat
  • Nikolai Krestinsky, Old Bolshevik, repressed
  • Yegor Ligachev
  • Maxim Litvinov
  • Julius Martov, menshevik
  • Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov (1890-1986), Soviet statesman
  • George Plekhanov
  • Alexei Rykov
  • Alexander Shlyapnikov
  • Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) (real name: Lev Davidovich Bronstein), Russian Revolutionary
  • Irakli Tsereteli, menshevik
  • Andrey Vyshinsky
  • Genrikh Yagoda, NKVD
  • Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov, NKVD
  • Gennady Zyuganov (1944), leader of Russian communists since 1993

Military

See also List of people associated with World War II: Soviet Union.
See also List of Marshals of the Soviet Union.

  • Petr Bagration (1765-1812), hero of Battle of Borodino
  • Semion Cheliuskin (circa 1700-after 1760), Polar explorer, lieutenant-captain of the Russian Imperial Navy
  • Valery Chkalov (1904-1938), aircraft pilot
  • Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov (1900 -1982), commanded the 62nd Russian army to victory at the Battle of Stalingrad.
  • Lev Dovator (1903-1941), WWII general and Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Ivan Kozhedub (1920-1991), WWII fighter pilot, thrice Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Mikhail Kutuzov commanded the Russian army to victory at the Battle of Borodino
  • Sigismund Levanevsky (1902-1937), aircraft pilot, among the first to receive the title of Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Anatoly Liapidevsky (1908-1983), aircraft pilot, among the first to receive the title of Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Stepan Osipovich Makarov (1848 -- 1904), admiral, explorer
  • Alexander Matrosov, soldier, Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pavel Nakhimov (1802-1855), admiral
  • Isai Panfilov (1893-1941), WWII general and Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Alexander Pokryshkin (b. 1913), WWII fighter pilot, thrice Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Aleksandr Suvorov
  • Victor Talalikhin (1918-1941), WWII lieutenant and Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Mikhail Tukhachevsky
  • Andrey Vlasov (1900-1946), Red Army general turned Nazi collaborator and the commander of volunteer Russian forces (ROA, "Russian Liberation Army") of the German army during WWII
  • Mikhail Vodopianov (1899-1975), aircraft pilot, among the first to receive the title of Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Kliment Voroshilov (1881-1969), marshal and politician
  • Aleksey Yermolov, hero of Battle of Borodino; military ruler of the Caucasus
  • Georgy Zhukov (1896-1974), marshal, chief of general staff of the Red Army and representative of STAVKA, four times Hero of the Soviet Union

Sports

Chess

Ice hockey

Other

Criminals

  • Andrei Chikatilo

Other

  • Roman Abramovich (b. 1966), businessman, 49th richest person in the Forbes list
  • Ivan Fedorov, the first Russian printer
  • Vilyam Genrikovich Fisher, a Soviet spy in the United States
  • Ibrahim Gannibal, grandgrandfather of Alexander Pushkin
  • Fanya Kaplan, Eser, attempted to assassinate Vladimir Lenin
  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky (b. 1963), businessman, billionaire
  • Nestor the Chronicler
  • Yemelian Pugachev, Cossack insurgent
  • Grigori Rasputin (1872-1916), friar, adventurer, mystic wonder-worker
  • Stenka Razin (1630-1671), cossack insurgent
  • Aleksei Stakhanov, the work over-achiever who gave the name to the stakhanovite movement

Former Soviet Union

During the times of the Soviet Union nationals of other constituent republics were traditionally known as "Russians" in the West. Some of them were even known under Russian or Russified names. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union many nations (rightfully) chose to "regain" their nationality in the eyes of the world. Therefore some names may be missing from the list above and you may wish to look into the following lists.

  • List of Estonians
  • List of Georgians
  • List of Kazakh historical figures
  • List of Latvians
  • List of Lithuanians
  • List of Ukrainians








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