32 Notable alumni of
Moscow State Linguistic University

Moscow State Linguistic University is 704th in the world, 244th in Europe, and 18th in Russia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 32 notable alumni from Moscow State Linguistic University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Enver Hoxha

    Enver Hoxha
    Born in
    Albania Flag Albania
    Years
    1908-1985 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Enver Halil Hoxha was an Albanian communist politician. He was First Secretary of the Party of Labour of Albania from 1941 until his death in 1985. He was also a member of the Politburo of the Party of Labour of Albania, chairman of the Democratic Front of Albania, and commander-in-chief of the armed forces and ruled the country from 1944 until his death in 1985. He was the 22nd Prime Minister of Albania from 1944 to 1954 and at various times was both foreign minister and defence minister of the People's Socialist Republic of Albania.

  2. Fiona Hill

    Fiona Hill
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    political scientist
    Biography

    Fiona Hill is a British-American foreign affairs specialist and academic. She is a former official at the U.S. National Security Council specializing in Russian and European affairs. She was a witness in the November 2019 House hearings regarding the impeachment inquiry during the first impeachment of Donald Trump. She was awarded her Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, and currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.

  3. Mariya Shukshina

    Mariya Shukshina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actorpresentertranslatortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Maria Vasilievna Shukshina is a Russian actress. Her film credits include Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus (2010), Bury Me Behind the Baseboard (2009) and American Daughter (1995). Her television credits include Dear Masha Berezina (2004), Take me with You (2008) and McMafia (2018). She hosted the show Wait for Me on Channel One Russia and was a member of the judging panel on Minute of Fame.

  4. Valeriya Novodvorskaya

    Valeriya Novodvorskaya
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1950-2014 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    politicianopinion journalistpolitical activistjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Valeriya Ilyinichna Novodvorskaya was a Soviet dissident, writer and liberal politician. She was the founder and the chairwoman of the Democratic Union party and a member of the editorial board of The New Times.

  5. Kir Bulychev

    Kir Bulychev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1934-2003 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    science fiction writerscreenwriterhistorianchildren's writertranslator
    Biography

    Kir Bulychev is a pen name of Igor Vsevolodovich Mozheiko (И́горь Все́володович Може́йко), a Soviet Russian science fiction writer, critic, translator and historian. His magnum opus is a children's science fiction series Alisa Selezneva, although most of his books are adult-oriented. His books were adapted for film, TV and animation over 20 times – more than any other Russian science fiction author – and Bulychev himself wrote scripts for early adaptations.

  6. Mikhail Kozhukhov

    Mikhail Kozhukhov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Moscow State Linguistic University
    Studied in 1979
    Occupations
    journalistradio personalitytelevision presenterscreenwriterproducer
    Biography

    Mikhail Yuryevich Kozhukhov is a Russian journalist and television presenter. Kozhukhov was a host of In Search of Adventures television program, for which he received the TEFI award in 2004; he was also awarded the Order of the Red Star.

  7. Arina Sharapova

    Arina Sharapova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalistpresenterlecturerpublic figurecontributing editor
    Biography

    Arina Ayanovna Sharapova is a Russian TV presenter, journalist and head of the workshop of journalism of the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting Ostankino.

  8. Leonid Volodarskiy

    Leonid Volodarskiy
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    linguisttranslatorradio broadcastingactor
    Biography

    Leonid Veniaminovitch Volodarskiy (Russian: Леони́д Вениами́нович Волода́рский is a Russian translator, writer, and weekly radio show author. He is mostly known in Russia as one of the home video voice-over translators of 1990s by a movies, such as The Empire Strikes Back, Terminator dilogy, Last Action Hero, A Nightmare on Elm Street and others. Volodarskiy was also the first translator of Stephen King books into Russian.

  9. Viktor Gusev

    Viktor Gusev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    television presenterpresenterpundit
    Biography

    Viktor Mikhailovich Gusev is a Russian TV presenter, sports commentator of the Channel One Russia; grandson of the poet Viktor Gusev, son of a scientist, Professor Mikhail Gusev, who headed the biological faculty of Moscow State University for 33 years.

  10. Svetlana Zhiltsova

    Svetlana Zhiltsova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    television presenterpresentertranslatorannouncer
    Biography

    Svetlana Alekseevna Zhiltsova is a Soviet TV presenter, Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1978).

  11. Wolfgang Leonhard

    Wolfgang Leonhard
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1921-2014 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    writerhistorianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Wolfgang Leonhard was a German political author and historian of the Soviet Union, the German Democratic Republic and Communism. A German Communist whose family had fled Hitler's Germany and who was educated in the Soviet Union, after World War II Leonhard became one of the founders and leaders of the German Democratic Republic until he became disillusioned and fled in 1949, first defecting to Yugoslavia and then moving to West Germany in 1950 and later to the United Kingdom. In 1956 he moved to the United States, where he was a popular and influential professor at Yale University from 1966 to 1987, teaching the history of communism and the Soviet Union, topics about which he wrote several books. After the Cold War ended, he returned to Germany.

  12. Anastasia Popova

    Anastasia Popova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Anastasia Andreevna Popova is a Russian journalist who works for Russia-24. She directed a documentary The Syrian Diary about the war in Syria.

  13. Zoya Svetova

    Zoya Svetova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Moscow State Linguistic University
    Studied in 1982
    Occupations
    human rights activistjournalistmanufactureropinion journalist
    Biography

    Zoya Feliksovna Svetova is a Russian journalist and human rights defender, producer, author of the documentary novel Innocent Found Guilty (Russian: Признать невиновного виновным).

  14. Stas Namin

    Stas Namin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    composermusiciansongwriterrecord producerpainter
    Biography

    Stas Namin is a Russian rock musician, known as the leader of the popular Soviet music group, Tsvety. He is also a composer, actor, record producer, and director, and lends his name to the theatre he created in Moscow, the Stas Namin Music and Drama Theatre (Russian: Театр музыки и драмы Стаса Намина, tr. Teatr muzyki i dramy Stasa Namina, also known simply as Stas Namin Theatre).

  15. Andrei Sannikov

    Andrei Sannikov
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomatactivistpolitician
    Biography

    Andrei Olegovich Sannikov is a Belarusian politician and activist. In the early 1990s, he headed the Belarusian delegation on Nuclear and Conventional Weapons Armament Negotiations, also serving as the Belarusian diplomat to Switzerland. From 1995 to 1996, he served as Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus, resigning as a form of political protest. He co-founded the civil action Charter 97, and was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize in 2005.

  16. Igor Shchyogolev

    Igor Shchyogolev
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Igor Olegovich Shchyogolev is a Russian politician. From May 2008 to 20 May 2012, he has served as the Russian Minister of Telecommunications.

  17. Dmitriy Petrov

    Dmitriy Petrov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    translatorinterpretertelevision presenterpolyglotuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Dmitry Yuryevich Petrov is a self-proclaimed Russian polyglot, simultaneous interpreter, lecturer, broadcaster, teacher. He is a host of a reality show "Polyglot" on TV channel "Russia-K". Finished Translation School of Moscow State Linguistics University where he teaches, as of 2016, at the Department of Translation Studies and English Translation Practice. Since 2012 has his multilingual language school called Dmitry Petrov's Innovative Communication Linguistics Center that works using his 16 academic hour method Polyglot 16, implemented in eponymous course books and mobile applications.

  18. Enver Mamedov

    Enver Mamedov
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1923-.. (age 99)
    Enrolled in Moscow State Linguistic University
    Studied in 1953
    Occupations
    journalistdiplomat
    Biography

    Enver Nazim oglu Mammadov, is a former Soviet diplomat and a mass media manager. During his career, spent mostly in Russia and the West, he was primarily known under the Russianized form of his name, Enver Nazimovich Mamedov (Russian: Энвер Назимович Мамедов), or just Enver Mamedov.

  19. Pavel Palazhchenko

    Pavel Palazhchenko
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    interpreterwriter
    Biography

    Pavel Palazhchenko or Palazchenko is a former high-level Soviet conference interpreter who was the chief English interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze from 1985 and 1991.

  20. Marina Boroditskaya

    Marina Boroditskaya
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    linguistwriterpoetchildren's writertranslator
    Biography

    Marina Yakovlevna Boroditskaya is a Russian children's poet and translator.

  21. Mikhail Lapshin

    Mikhail Lapshin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1934-2006 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politicianstatespersonmember of the State Duma
    Biography

    Mikhail Ivanovich Lapshin was the President of the Altai Republic in Russia from 2002 to 2006.

  22. Aleksey Sorokin

    Aleksey Sorokin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politiciansenior management
    Biography

    Alexey Leonidovich Sorokin, is a Russian football administrator who was a member of the FIFA Council until 2021. From his previous career, he was the secretary general and general director of the Russian Football Union and helped to organize the UEFA Champions League final in Moscow in 2008. In 2011, he was appointed as the CEO of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, after working on the Bid Committee in 2009.

  23. Galina Yershova

    Galina Yershova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    historical linguistics
    Biography

    Galina Gavrilovna Yershova, or Ershova is a Russian academic historian, linguist, and epigrapher, who specialises in the study of the ancient civilisations, cultures, and languages of the New World. As an Americanist scholar, her area of expertise is in the field of Mesoamerican studies, and in particular that of the pre-Columbian Maya civilisation, its historical literature, and its writing system. Yershova is a former student and protégé of the Russian linguist and epigrapher Yuri Knorozov, renowned for his central contributions towards the decipherment of the Maya script.

  24. Aharon Dolgopolsky

    Aharon Dolgopolsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    linguist
    Biography

    Aharon Dolgopolsky, also spelled Aron was a Russian-Israeli linguist who is known as one of the modern founders of comparative Nostratic linguistics.

  25. Kiyekbayev Zhalil G

    Kiyekbayev Zhalil G
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1911-1968 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Jalil Giniyatovich Keyekbaev was a Bashkir linguist, Turkologist, doctor of philological sciences (1960), professor (1961), writer and member of the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic Writers' Union. He is the founder of Bashkir linguistics and of the modern Bashkir school of Ural–Altaic languages.

  26. Alexander Militarev

    Alexander Militarev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    philologistwriter
    Biography

    Alexander Militarev is a Russian scholar of Semitic, Berber, Canarian and Afroasiatic (Afrasian, Semito-Hamitic) languages, comparative-historical linguistics, Jewish and Bible studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities.

  27. Vyacheslav Kupriyanov

    Vyacheslav Kupriyanov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    poetauthortranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Vyacheslav Glebovich Kupriyanov is a Russian poet.

  28. Leonid Zuborev

    Leonid Zuborev
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Leonid Zuborev is a Soviet born author / biographer from Minsk, Belarus. He has written 20 books (mostly in Russian) ranging from historical novels, biographies, and children's literature. He came to United States 25 years ago and continued to write in both English and Russian. Currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

  29. Inna Meiman-Kitrossky

    Inna Meiman-Kitrossky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1932-1987 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    linguist
    Biography

    Inna Ilyinichna Meiman-Kitrossky was a refusenik, a member of a group of refuseniks-cancer patients, and an author of textbooks for the English language.

  30. Karen Karagezyan

    Karen Karagezyan
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Karen Karovich Karagezyan is a Soviet and Russian journalist, translator, writer, the deputy head of the press office at The Gorbachev Foundation.In different years he was the press secretary, advisor and assistant of Mikhail Gorbachev.

  31. Alexey Yaroshevsky

    Alexey Yaroshevsky
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    journalismblogger
    Biography

    Alexey Yaroshevsky is a Russian reporter, television host and commentator. Worked on RT network since 2005 until 2022, now he is the English voice commentator of the Russian Premier League, and also a former host at the Okko Sport Channel in Russia.

  32. Inna Solomonik

    Inna Solomonik
    Years
    1932-2009 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Inna Naumovna Solomonik was a Soviet and Russian specialist on puppet theatre. She graduated from the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages in 1973 (first degree, diploma of French teacher) and got her PhD at the Institute of Oriental Studies under the USSR Academy of Sciences (Moscow) in 1981 (thesis: Javanese Wayang Purwa performance as a semiotic system under the supervision of Dr. Vladimir I. Braginsky).