46 Notable alumni of
St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education

The St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education is 794th in the world, 268th in Europe, and 20th in Russia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 46 notable alumni from the St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Alina Kabayeva

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    Alina Kabayeva
    Born in
    Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Enrolled in the St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education
    Studied in 2009
    Occupations
    politicianmodelrhythmic gymnast
    Biography

    Alina Maratovna Kabaeva is a Russian politician, media manager, retired individual rhythmic gymnast, and Honoured Master of Sports. She is reportedly the longtime partner of Russian president Vladimir Putin.

  2. Nikolai Valuev

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    Nikolai Valuev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    boxerpoliticianathletics competitorwriteractor
    Biography

    Nikolai Sergeyevich Valuev is a Russian politician and former professional boxer. He competed in boxing from 1993 to 2009, and held the WBA heavyweight title twice between 2005 and 2009. Standing at a height of 2.13 metres (7.0 ft) and a peak weight of 149 kilograms (328 lb), Valuev is best known for being the tallest and heaviest world champion in boxing history.

  3. Laysan Utiasheva

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    Laysan Utiasheva
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    rhythmic gymnast
    Biography

    Lyasan Albertovna Utiasheva is a Russian TV show host, socialite, and former individual rhythmic gymnast, she was a two time Grand Prix Final all-around medalist. Utiasheva is now working as a successful businesswoman, founder of the online project «Sila Voli», one of the Ambassadors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and a mother of two children. She was known for her extreme flexibility, her emphasis in point of landing on high releve in her back split pivots led to a career ending injury.

  4. Aleksandr Kerzhakov

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    Aleksandr Kerzhakov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Aleksandr Anatolyevich Kerzhakov is a Russian football manager and former professional player who played as a striker. He is the manager of Nizhny Novgorod.

  5. Arkady Rotenberg

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    Arkady Rotenberg
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in the St. Petersburg State University of Physical Education
    Studied in 1978
    Occupations
    entrepreneurcoachjudoka
    Biography

    Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg is a Russian billionaire businessman. With his brother Boris Rotenberg, he was co-owner of the Stroygazmontazh (S.G.M. group), the largest construction company for gas pipelines and electrical power supply lines in Russia.

  6. Alexei Yagudin

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    Alexei Yagudin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    figure skaterfigure skating coach
    Biography

    Alexei Konstantinovich Yagudin is a Russian former competitive figure skater. He is the 2002 Olympic champion, a four-time World champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2002), a three-time European champion (1998, 1999, 2002), a two-time Grand Prix Final champion (1998–1999, 2001–2002), the 1996 World Junior champion, and a two-time World Professional champion (1998, 2002).

  7. Boris Rotenberg Sr

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    Boris Rotenberg Sr
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurracing automobile drivercoachmanager
    Biography

    Boris Romanovich Rotenberg is a Russian business man and oligarch. He is co-owner (with his brother Arkady Rotenberg) of the SGM (StroyGazMontazh) group, the largest construction company for gas pipelines and electrical power supply lines in Russia. He was listed by Forbes as Russia's 69th wealthiest person in 2016 with a net worth of $1.07 billion. He is considered a close confidant of president Vladimir Putin.

  8. Dina Averina

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    Dina Averina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    rhythmic gymnast
    Biography

    Dina Alekseyevna Averina is a Russian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is a three-time (2019, 2018, 2017) World All-around Champion, the 2018 and 2021 European All-around silver medalist and the 2016 Grand Prix Final All-around silver medalist. On the National level, she is the 2017 and 2018 Russian National All-around champion and the 2013 Russian Junior All-around bronze medalist. Her identical twin sister, Arina Averina, is also a competitive rhythmic gymnast and the 2018 and 2021 European champion.

  9. Arina Averina

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    Arina Averina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    rhythmic gymnast
    Biography

    Arina Alekseyevna Averina is a Russian individual rhythmic gymnast. She is a two-time (2017, 2019) World All-around silver medalist, a two-time European All-around champion in 2018 and 2021, and the 2016 Grand Prix Final All-around bronze medalist. On the national level, she is a three-time (2019-2021) Russian National All-around Champion and a two-time (2015, 2017) Russian National All-around medalist. Her identical twin sister, Dina Averina is also a competitive rhythmic gymnast and three-time (2017, 2018, 2019) World All-around Champion.

  10. Alexei Mishin

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    Alexei Mishin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    figure skating choreographerfigure skaterfigure skating coach
    Biography

    Alexei Nikolayevich Mishin is a Russian figure skating coach and former pair skater. With partner Tamara Moskvina, he is the 1969 World silver medalist and Soviet national champion.

  11. Yelena Shushunova

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    Yelena Shushunova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1969-2018 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    artistic gymnast
    Biography

    Yelena Lvovna Shushunova was a Soviet Russian gymnast. Shushunova was one of five women (alongside Larisa Latynina, Věra Čáslavská, Ludmilla Tourischeva and Lilia Podkopayeva) who have won all-around titles at all major competitions: Olympics, World Championships and European/Continental Championships and one of ten women who medaled on every event at World Championships. Shushunova was renowned for pioneering complex skills as well as for her explosive and dynamic tumbling and high consistency.

  12. Anastasia Bryzgalova

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    Anastasia Bryzgalova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    curler
    Biography

    Anastasia Konstantinovna Bryzgalova is a Russian curler. She currently coaches the Alina Kovaleva rink from Saint Petersburg.

  13. Vladimir Salnikov

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    Vladimir Salnikov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    coachswimmer
    Biography

    Vladimir Valeryevich Salnikov is a Russian former freestyle swimmer who competed for the Soviet Union and set 12 world records in the 400, 800 and 1,500 meter events. Nicknamed the "Tsar of the Pool" but also the "Monster of the Waves" or simply the "Leningrad Express", he was the first person to swim under fifteen minutes in the 1500 m freestyle and also the first person to swim under eight minutes in the 800 m freestyle. He was named the Male World Swimmer of the Year in 1982 by Swimming World.

  14. Tamara Moskvina

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    Tamara Moskvina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    association football managerfigure skaterfigure skating choreographerfigure skating coach
    Biography

    Tamara Nikolayevna Moskvina is a Russian pair skating coach and former competitive skater. Competing in pairs with Alexei Mishin, she became the 1969 World silver medalist and Soviet national champion.

  15. Yuriy Vernydub

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    Yuriy Vernydub
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Yuriy Mykolayovych Vernydub is a Ukrainian professional football coach and a former player.

  16. Vladimir Balon

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    Vladimir Balon
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1937-2013 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Vladimir Yakovlevich Balon was a Soviet and Russian actor, a professional fencer, Master of sports of the USSR (1956), champion of the USSR in fencing (juniors, 1958, adults 1961) foil, stunt. Since 1990 to 2002 was the director of the studio Mosfilm-avtotryuk

  17. Julia Berezikova

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    Julia Berezikova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    judokaboxerThai boxer
    Biography

    Julia Berezikova is a Russian female mixed martial artist and boxer. In February, 2014 she was the #7-ranked 125-pound female fighter in the world according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings. She has not fought since she knocked out Rosy Duarte in October 2015. She is a W5 World Champion and is also a champion in Judo, Boxing, Wushu, Sambo and Muay Thai.

  18. Irina Fetisova

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    Irina Fetisova
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    volleyball player
    Biography

    Irina Andreyevna Fetisova is a Russian female volleyball player. She plays for the Russia women's national volleyball team and Dinamo Moscow at club level.

  19. Maria Komissarova

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    Maria Komissarova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    freestyle skier
    Biography

    Maria Leonidovna Komissarova is a Russian athlete who competes in freestyle skiing. She was due to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but during a training run before her event, she fractured a vertebra with a dislocation of her spine, rendering her unable to compete.

  20. Vladimir Dratchev

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    Vladimir Dratchev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    biathletepoliticiansoldierbiathlon coach
    Biography

    Vladimir Petrovich Drachev is a former Soviet, Russian and Belarusian biathlete. He formerly had Russian citizenship and started for Russia until 2002. Drachev has four world championship titles in his career (two individually and two for teams). He also has two olympic relay medals for Russia (silver in 1994, and bronze in 1998). During his career he took a total of 11 World Championship medals and 15 World Cup race wins. He was also known as one of the fastest shots in the sport whilst competing.

  21. Yuri Kukin

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    Yuri Kukin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1932-2011 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    composersongwriterpoetsinger-songwriterfigure skating coach
    Biography

    Yuri Alexandrovich Kukin was a Russian bard.

  22. Anna Bogaliy-Titovets

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    Anna Bogaliy-Titovets
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    biathlete
    Biography

    Anna Ivanovna Bogaliy is a retired Russian biathlete. She is 167 cm tall and weighs 58 kg.

  23. Evgeny Ketov

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    Evgeny Ketov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Evgeny Ketov is a Russian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for SKA Saint Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

  24. Dmitri Torgovanov

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    Dmitri Torgovanov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    handball playerhandball coach
    Biography

    Dmitri Nikolaevich Torgovanov is a Russian handball player and Olympic Champion from 2000 in Sydney. He was the head coach for the Russian national team in 2016.

  25. Victoria Moiseeva

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    Victoria Moiseeva
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    curler
    Biography

    Victoria Alexandrovna Moiseeva is a Russian curler. She won gold as an alternate of the Russian national women's team at the 2013 Winter Universiade and the 2015 Winter Universiade. She plays for CC Adamant (St. Petersburg).

  26. Samira Mustafayeva

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    Samira Mustafayeva
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    rhythmic gymnast
    Biography

    Samira Arastunovna Mustafaeva is a Russian and Azerbaijani rhythmic gymnast. She is a multiple time medalist of the World Team Championships, a champion in St. Petersburg, “Master of Sport” in Russia, and a world-class gymnast according to FIG. She has been a part of the national team of Azerbaijan, and later became part of the Russian national team. She retired from her career in professional rhythmic gymnastics in 2013. Mustafaeva is the founder of five fitness studios SMSTRETCHING in Moscow and one in Los Angeles..

  27. Valentin Filatov

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    Valentin Filatov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Valentin Vladimirovich Filatov is a Russian former footballer who played as a defender.

  28. Tatyana Averina

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    Tatyana Averina
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1950-2001 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    speed skater
    Biography

    Tatyana Borisovna Averina was a Soviet Russian speed skater. After getting married, her name also appeared as Tatyana Barabash (Russian: Татьяна Барабаш).

  29. Yuri Zheludkov

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    Yuri Zheludkov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Yuri Vladimirovich Zheludkov is a Russian professional football coach and a former player.

  30. Sofia Prosvirnova

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    Sofia Prosvirnova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    short track speed skater
    Biography

    Sofia Sergeyevna Prosvirnova is a Russian short track speed skater.

  31. Dmitri Barannik

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    Dmitri Barannik
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Dmitri Petrovich Barannik is a retired Russian professional footballer.

  32. Victor Arbekov

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    Victor Arbekov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1942-2017 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    motocross rider
    Biography

    Victor Arbekov was a Russian Grand Prix motocross racer. He competed in the Motocross World Championships from 1963 to 1969. Arbekov is notable for being the first Russian competitor to win an FIM motocross world championship.

  33. Aleksei Katulsky

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    Aleksei Katulsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Aleksei Vladimirovich Katulsky is a former Russian professional footballer.

  34. Sergey Klimov

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    Sergey Klimov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Sergey Alexandrovich Klimov is a Russian former professional racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2001 and 2014 for the Itera, Lokomotiv, Tinkoff Credit Systems, Team Katusha and RusVelo teams. He now works as a directeur sportif for UCI Women's Continental Team Cogeas–Mettler–Look.

  35. Angelina Turenko

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    Angelina Turenko
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    figure skaterfigure skating coach
    Biography

    Angelina Nikolayevna Turenko is a Russian figure skating coach and former competitor. She is the 2003 Coupe Internationale de Nice champion.

  36. Nikolay Solovyov

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    Nikolay Solovyov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1931-2007 (aged 76)
    Biography

    Nikolay Nikolayevich Solovyov was a flyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Russia who won a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics.

  37. Mariya Shorets

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    Mariya Shorets
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    triathlete
    Biography

    Mariya Sergeyevna Shorets is a Russian professional triathlete, Russian U23 Champion of the year 2011, bronze medalist in the Elite ranking, and a member of the National Team.

  38. Fedor Trikolich

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    Fedor Trikolich
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    sprinter
    Biography

    Fedor Viktorovich Trikolich is a visually impaired Russian sprinter. He competed at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics and won two gold and a silver medal in 2012. He is also a multiple world and European champion, taking nine medals over five tournaments.

  39. Dmitri Makarov

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    Dmitri Makarov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Dmitri Alekseyevich Makarov is a former Russian professional footballer.

  40. Anatoly Cherepovich

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    Anatoly Cherepovich
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1936-1970 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Anatoly Cherepovich was a Ukrainian cyclist. He competed in the road race at the 1956 Summer Olympics and finished in 15th place individually and in sixth place with the Soviet team.

  41. Ekaterina Konstantinova

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    Ekaterina Konstantinova
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    short track speed skater
    Biography

    Ekaterina Igorevna Konstantinova is a Russian short track speed skater. She competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

  42. Petr Dron

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    Petr Dron
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    curler
    Biography

    Petr Dmitrievich Dron is a Russian curler and curling coach. He lives in St. Petersburg. He competed at the 2013 World Curling Championships, and at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He currently coaches the Russian men's junior team.

  43. Pavel Yakushevskiy

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    Pavel Yakushevskiy
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Pavel Andreyevich Yakushevskiy is a Russian professional racing cyclist. He rode at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. He graduated from Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health.

  44. Anna Bashta

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    Anna Bashta
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    fencer
    Biography

    Anna Vitalnievna Bashta is an Azerbaijani fencer who won one gold medal and one silver at the 2015 Summer Universiade. She represented Russia until 2018.

  45. Aleksey Kamkin

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    Aleksey Kamkin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    rower
    Biography

    Aleksey Dmitrievich Kamkin is a retired Russian rower who had his best achievements in the coxless fours, together with Valeriy Dolinin, Aleksandr Kulagin and Vitaly Eliseyev. In this event they won a world title in 1981 and silver medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics and 1982 World Rowing Championships.

  46. Natalya Yevdokimova

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    Natalya Yevdokimova
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    long-distance runner
    Biography

    Natalya Yevdokimova is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. Having run her first sub-four-minute 1500 m, she was selected for the 2004 Olympic Games where she finished fourth in the women's 1500 metres.