100 Notable alumni of
St. Petersburg State University

St. Petersburg State University is 72nd in the world, 24th in Europe, and 2nd in Russia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from St. Petersburg State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates along with research and academic staff. 7 individuals affiliated with St. Petersburg State University won Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, and Economics.

  1. Vladimir Putin

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    Vladimir Putin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    1970-1975 graduated with Candidate of Economic Sciences in international law
    Occupations
    politicianjuristjudokaautobiographersambo fighter
    Biography

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is serving as the current President of Russia since 2012, previously being in the office from 1999 until 2008. He was also prime minister from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012. As of 2021, Putin is the second-longest serving European president, after Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus.

  2. Vladimir Lenin

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    Vladimir Lenin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1870-1924 (aged 54)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    In 1890 graduated with law degree in jurisprudence
    Occupations
    politicianrevolutionary
    Biography

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Soviet Communist Party. A Marxist, he developed a variant of this communist ideology known as Leninism.

  3. Dmitry Medvedev

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    Dmitry Medvedev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1982-1987
    Occupations
    juristpoliticianphotographerbloggerlawyer
    Biography

    Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is a Russian politician serving as Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia since 2020. Medvedev served as president from 2008 to 2012 and as prime minister from 2012 to 2020.

  4. Ayn Rand

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    Ayn Rand
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1905-1982 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    playwrightphilosophernovelistscreenwriterliterary critic
    Biography

    Alice O'Connor, known by her pen name Ayn Rand, was a Russian-American writer and philosopher. She is known for her fiction and for developing a philosophical system she named Objectivism. Born and educated in Russia, she moved to the United States in 1926. She had a play that opened on Broadway in 1935. After two early novels that were initially unsuccessful, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel, The Fountainhead. In 1957, Rand published her best-known work, the novel Atlas Shrugged. Afterward, she turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own periodicals and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.

  5. Dmitri Mendeleev

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    Dmitri Mendeleev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1834-1907 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    chemistphysicistuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor. He is best remembered for formulating the Periodic Law and creating a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements. He used the Periodic Law not only to correct the then-accepted properties of some known elements, such as the valence and atomic weight of uranium, but also to predict the properties of three elements that were yet to be discovered.

  6. Nikolai Gogol

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    Nikolai Gogol
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1809-1852 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    novelistplaywrighthistorianliterary criticteacher
    Biography

    Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol was a Russian novelist, short story writer and playwright of Ukrainian origin.

  7. Ivan Pavlov

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    Ivan Pavlov
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1849-1936 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    chemistphysicianphysiologist
    Biography

    Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian physiologist known primarily for his work in classical conditioning.

  8. Igor Stravinsky

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    Igor Stravinsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1882-1971 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    In 1901 studied law
    Occupations
    composerconductorpianistmusician
    Biography

    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor, later of French (from 1934) and American (from 1945) citizenship. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century.

  9. Grigori Perelman

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    Grigori Perelman
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman is a Russian mathematician who is known for his contributions to the fields of geometric analysis, Riemannian geometry, and geometric topology.

  10. Kseniya Sobchak

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    Kseniya Sobchak
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorpoliticiansocialitemodeltelevision presenter
    Biography

    Ksenia Anatolyevna Sobchak is a Russian public figure, TV anchor, journalist, socialite and actress. She is the younger daughter of the first democratically elected mayor of Saint Petersburg, Anatoly Sobchak, and the Russian senator Lyudmila Narusova. Sobchak became known to the wider public as a host of the reality show Dom-2 on the Russian channel TNT. She was an anchor at independent TV channel "Rain" Dozhd.

  11. Felix Dzerzhinsky

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    Felix Dzerzhinsky
    Born in
    Belarus Flag Belarus
    Years
    1877-1926 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    politicianrevolutionary
    Biography

    Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, nicknamed "Iron Felix", was a Bolshevik revolutionary and official. Born into Polish nobility, from 1917 until his death in 1926 Dzerzhinsky led the first two Soviet state-security organizations, the Cheka and the OGPU, establishing a secret police for the post-revolutionary Soviet regime. He was one of the architects of the Red Terror and decossackization.

  12. Alexander Kerensky

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    Alexander Kerensky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1881-1970 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky was a Russian lawyer and revolutionary who was a key political figure in the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the February Revolution of 1917, he joined the newly formed Russian Provisional Government, first as Minister of Justice, then as Minister of War, and after July as the government's second Minister-Chairman. A leader of the moderate-socialist Trudovik faction of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, he was also a vice-chairman of the powerful Petrograd Soviet. On 7 November, his government was overthrown by the Lenin-led Bolsheviks in the October Revolution. He spent the remainder of his life in exile, in Paris and New York City, and worked for the Hoover Institution.

  13. Alexander Blok

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    Alexander Blok
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1880-1921 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    poettranslatorplaywrightwriterphilosopher
    Biography

    Alexander Alexandrovich Blok was a Russian lyrical poet, writer, publicist, playwright, translator and literary critic.

  14. Lev Landau

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    Lev Landau
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1962
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1908-1968 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    physicistinventornon-fiction writeruniversity teachertheoretical physicist
    Biography

    Lev Davidovich Landau was a Soviet physicist who made fundamental contributions to many areas of theoretical physics.

  15. Anatoly Sobchak

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    Anatoly Sobchak
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1937-2000 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    juristpolitician
    Biography

    Anatoly Aleksandrovich Sobchak was a Russian politician, a co-author of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the first democratically elected mayor of Saint Petersburg, and a mentor and teacher of both Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

  16. Nikolay Nekrasov

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    Nikolay Nekrasov
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1821-1877 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    poetwriterautobiographerliterary criticjournalist
    Biography

    Nikolay Alexeyevich Nekrasov was a Russian poet, writer, critic and publisher, whose deeply compassionate poems about peasant Russia made him the hero of liberal and radical circles of Russian intelligentsia, as represented by Vissarion Belinsky, Nikolay Chernyshevsky and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He is credited with introducing into Russian poetry ternary meters and the technique of dramatic monologue (On the Road, 1845). As the editor of several literary journals, notably Sovremennik, Nekrasov was also singularly successful and influential.

  17. Pyotr Stolypin

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    Pyotr Stolypin
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1862-1911 (aged 49)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1881-1885
    Occupations
    politicianstatesperson
    Biography

    Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin was a Russian politician. He was the third Prime Minister of Russia, and Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Empire from 1906 to his assassination in 1911.

  18. Sergei Dovlatov

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    Sergei Dovlatov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1941-1990 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Sergei Donatovich Dovlatov-Mechik was a Soviet journalist and writer. Internationally, he is one of the most popular Russian writers of the late 20th century.

  19. Alexander Borodin

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    Alexander Borodin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1833-1887 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    composerchemistpianistflutistcellist
    Biography

    Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian chemist and Romantic musical composer of Georgian ancestry. He was one of the prominent 19th-century composers known as "The Five", a group dedicated to producing a uniquely Russian kind of Classical music. Borodin is known best for his symphonies, his two string quartets, the symphonic poem In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor.

  20. Osip Mandelstam

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    Osip Mandelstam
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1891-1938 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    poetwritertranslatorliterary criticessayist
    Biography

    Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam was a Russian and Soviet poet. He was the husband of Nadezhda Mandelstam and one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school of poets. He was arrested by Joseph Stalin's government during the repression of the 1930s and sent into internal exile with his wife.

  21. Sergei Yursky

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    Sergei Yursky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1935-2019 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1955
    Occupations
    actortheatrical directorfilm directorscreenwriterplaywright
    Biography

    Sergei Yurievich Yursky was a Soviet and Russian stage and film actor, theatre director and screenwriter. His best known film role is Ostap Bender in The Golden Calf (1968)

  22. Igor Sechin

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    Igor Sechin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Igor Ivanovich Sechin is a Russian oligarch and a government official, considered a close ally and "de facto deputy" of Vladimir Putin. Sechin is often described as one of Putin's most conservative counselors and the leader of the Kremlin's Siloviki faction, a lobby gathering former security services agents. Until 21 May 2012, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Vladimir Putin's cabinet, and he is currently the chief executive officer, president and chairman of the management board of Rosneft, the Russian state oil company. His nickname is Darth Vader.

  23. Herman Gref

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    Herman Gref
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    economistbankerpolitician
    Biography

    Hermann Gräf, better known as Herman Gref, is a Russian politician and businessman. He was the Minister of Economics and Trade of Russia from May 2000 to September 2007. He is the CEO and chairman of the executive board of Sberbank, the largest Russian bank.

  24. Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky

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    Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1863-1945 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    philosophergeologistbiologistbiogeochemistchemist
    Biography

    Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky was a Russian, Ukrainian and Soviet mineralogist and geochemist who is considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology. He is also known as the founder of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (now National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). He is most noted for his 1926 book The Biosphere in which he inadvertently worked to popularize Eduard Suess' 1885 term biosphere, by hypothesizing that life is the geological force that shapes the earth. In 1943 he was awarded the Stalin Prize.

  25. Edita Piekha

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    Edita Piekha
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1964
    Occupations
    singeractor
    Biography

    Edita Piekha is a Soviet and Russian singer and actress of Polish descent. She was the third popular female singer, after Klavdiya Shulzhenko and Sofia Rotaru, to be named a People's Artist of the USSR (1988).

  26. Korney Chukovsky

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    Korney Chukovsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1882-1969 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    poettranslatoressayistchildren's writerjournalist
    Biography

    Korney Ivanovich Chukovsky was one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language. His catchy rhythms, inventive rhymes and absurd characters have invited comparisons with the American children's author Dr. Seuss. Chukovsky's poems Tarakanishche ("The Monster Cockroach"), Krokodil ("The Crocodile"), Telefon ("The Telephone") and Moydodyr ("Wash-'em-Clean") have been favorites with many generations of Russophone children. Lines from his poems, in particular Telefon, have become universal catch-phrases in the Russian media and everyday conversation. He adapted the Doctor Dolittle stories into a book-length Russian poem as Doctor Aybolit ("Dr. Ow-It-Hurts"), and translated a substantial portion of the Mother Goose canon into Russian as Angliyskiye Narodnyye Pesenki ("English Folk Rhymes"). He also wrote very popular translations of Walt Whitman, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Rudyard Kipling, O. Henry, and other authors, and was an influential literary critic and essayist.

  27. Mikhail Bakhtin

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    Mikhail Bakhtin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1895-1975 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    philosopherlinguistwriterliterary criticliterary historian
    Biography

    Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin was a Russian philosopher, literary critic and scholar who worked on literary theory, ethics, and the philosophy of language. His writings, on a variety of subjects, inspired scholars working in a number of different traditions (Marxism, semiotics, structuralism, religious criticism) and in disciplines as diverse as literary criticism, history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology and psychology. Although Bakhtin was active in the debates on aesthetics and literature that took place in the Soviet Union in the 1920s, his distinctive position did not become well known until he was rediscovered by Russian scholars in the 1960s.

  28. Olga Ladyzhenskaya

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    Olga Ladyzhenskaya
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1922-2004 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    mathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya was a Russian mathematician who worked on partial differential equations, fluid dynamics, and the finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations. She received the Lomonosov Gold Medal in 2002. She is the author of more than two hundred scientific works, among which are six monographs.

  29. Ilya Mechnikov

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    Ilya Mechnikov
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1908
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1845-1916 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    biologistimmunologistzoologistchemistinventor
    Biography

    Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov was a Russian Imperial zoologist of Romanian nobility ancestry and Russian Jewish origin best known for his pioneering research in immunology. He and Paul Ehrlich were jointly awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "in recognition of their work on immunity". Therefore, Mechnikov can rightfully be called a scientist of at least five nations.

  30. Lev Gumilyov

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    Lev Gumilyov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1912-1992 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1987
    Occupations
    anthropologistgeographerhistorianpoettranslator
    Biography

    Lev Nikolayevich Gumilyov was a Soviet historian, ethnologist, anthropologist and translator from Persian. He had a reputation for his highly non-orthodox theories of ethnogenesis and historiosophy. He was an exponent of Eurasianism.

  31. Alexander Alekhine

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    Alexander Alekhine
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1892-1946 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    chess playerchess theoreticianwriterjuristtranslator
    Biography

    Alexander Alekhine was a Russian and French chess player and the fourth World Chess Champion, a title he held for two reigns.

  32. Anatoliy Serdyukov

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    Anatoliy Serdyukov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinesspersoneconomistmanager
    Biography

    Anatoly Eduardovich Serdyukov is a Russian politician and businessman who was the Minister of Defense of Russia from 15 February 2007 to 6 November 2012. During his tenure as defense minister, he launched several major reforms of the Russian military. Since October 2015, he works as an Industrial Director for Rostec State corporation.

  33. Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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    Menachem Mendel Schneerson
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1902-1994 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    Rebbe
    Biography

    Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known to many as the Lubavitcher Rebbe or simply the Rebbe, was a Russian-Empire-born American Orthodox rabbi, and the most recent rebbe of the Lubavitch Hasidic dynasty. He is considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century.

  34. Vitaly Mutko

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    Vitaly Mutko
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistministerstatesperson
    Biography

    Vitaly Leontiyevich Mutko is a Russian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia from 2016–2020.

  35. Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky

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    Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1828-1889 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    philosopherjournalistnovelistwriterliterary critic
    Biography

    Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky was a Russian literary and social critic, journalist, novelist, democrat, and socialist philosopher, often identified as a utopian socialist and leading theoretician of Russian nihilism. He was the dominant intellectual figure of the 1860s revolutionary democratic movement in Russia, despite spending much of his later life in exile to Siberia, and was later highly praised by Karl Marx, Georgi Plekhanov, and Vladimir Lenin.

  36. Alexandra Elbakyan

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    Alexandra Elbakyan
    Born in
    Kazakhstan Flag Kazakhstan
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    neuroscientistprogrammercomputer scientistactivist
    Biography

    Alexandra Asanovna Elbakyan is a Kazakhstani computer programmer and creator of the website Sci-Hub, which provides free access to research papers without regard for copyright. According to Elbakyan, Sci-Hub has served over a billion science articles to its visitors since 2011.

  37. Gabriel Narutowicz

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    Gabriel Narutowicz
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1865-1922 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1886
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatengineeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gabriel Józef Narutowicz was a Polish professor of hydroelectric engineering and politician who served as the first President of Poland from 11 December 1922 until his assassination on 16 December, five days after assuming office. He previously served as the Minister of Public Works from 1920 to 1921 and briefly as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1922. A renowned engineer and politically independent, Narutowicz was the first elected head of state following Poland's regained sovereignty from partitioning powers.

  38. Aleksandr Ulyanov

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    Aleksandr Ulyanov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1866-1887 (aged 21)
    Occupations
    revolutionarystudent
    Biography

    Aleksandr Ilyich Ulyanov was a Russian revolutionary and political activist. He was the elder brother of Vladimir Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union.

  39. Tatyana Tolstaya

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    Tatyana Tolstaya
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    writeressayistliterary criticjournalisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Tatyana Nikitichna Tolstaya is a Russian writer, TV host, publicist, novelist, and essayist from the Tolstoy family, known for her fiction and "acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life".

  40. Vladimir Propp

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    Vladimir Propp
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1895-1970 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    anthropologistlinguistwriteruniversity teacherliterary critic
    Biography

    Vladimir Yakovlevich Propp was a Soviet folklorist and scholar who analysed the basic structural elements of Russian folk tales to identify their simplest irreducible structural units.

  41. Dmitry Likhachov

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    Dmitry Likhachov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1906-1999 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    linguisthistoriantranslatorliterary historianwriter
    Biography

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Likhachov was a Russian medievalist, linguist, and a former labor camp prisoner. During his lifetime, Likhachov was considered the world's foremost scholar of the Old Russian language and its literature.

  42. Pitirim Sorokin

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    Pitirim Sorokin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1889-1968 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    sociologistphilosopheruniversity teacherpoliticianwriter
    Biography

    Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin was a Russian-American sociologist and political activist, who contributed to the social cycle theory.

  43. Julius Martov

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    Julius Martov
    Years
    1873-1923 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    politicianopinion journalist
    Biography

    Julius Martov or L. Martov was a politician and revolutionary who became the leader of the Mensheviks in early 20th-century Russia. He was an old friend and mentor of Leon Trotsky, who described him as the "Hamlet of Democratic Socialism".

  44. Vladimir Dzhanibekov

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    Vladimir Dzhanibekov
    Born in
    Uzbekistan Flag Uzbekistan
    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotastronautpoliticianpainterpostage stamp designer
    Biography

    Vladimir Aleksandrovich Dzhanibekov is a former cosmonaut who made five flights.

  45. Ivan Bilibin

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    Ivan Bilibin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1876-1942 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    illustratorpainter
    Biography

    Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin was a Russian illustrator and stage designer who took part in the Mir iskusstva, contributed to the Ballets Russes, co-founded the Union of Russian Artists (Russian: Сою́з ру́сских худо́жников) and from 1937 was a member of the Artists' Union of the USSR. Ivan Bilibin gained popularity with his illustrations to Russian folk tales and Slavic folklore. His work was throughout his career inspired by the art and culture of Rus'.

  46. Garegin Nzhdeh

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    Garegin Nzhdeh
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1886-1955 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianphilosopherfedayeenmilitary officerwriter
    Biography

    Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan better known by his nom de guerre Garegin Nzhdeh (Armenian: Գարեգին Նժդեհ, IPA: [ɡɑɾɛˈɡin nəʒˈdɛh]; 1 January 1886 – 21 December 1955), was an Armenian statesman and military strategist. As a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, he was involved in the national liberation struggle and revolutionary activities during the First Balkan War and World War I and became one of the key political and military leaders of the First Republic of Armenia (1918–1921). He is widely admired as a charismatic national hero by Armenians.

  47. Pafnuty Chebyshev

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    Pafnuty Chebyshev
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1821-1894 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    mathematicianstatistician
    Biography

    Pafnuty Lvovich Chebyshev was a Russian mathematician and considered to be the founding father of Russian mathematics.

  48. Ivan Yefremov

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    Ivan Yefremov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1908-1972 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1924
    Occupations
    paleontologistscience fiction writerwriterphilosopherprosaist
    Biography

    Ivan Antonovich Yefremov (Russian: Ива́н Анто́нович (Анти́пович) Ефре́мов; April 22, 1908 – October 5, 1972; last name sometimes spelled Efremov) was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker. He is the founder of taphonomy, the study of fossilization patterns.

  49. Sergey Mironov

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    Sergey Mironov
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sergey Mikhailovich Mironov is a Russian politician. He was Chairman of the Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament, from 2001 to 2011. He leads the faction A Just Russia in the Parliament of Russia.

  50. Dmitry Merezhkovsky

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    Dmitry Merezhkovsky
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1865-1941 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    novelistpoetliterary criticphilosopherwriter
    Biography

    Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky was a Russian novelist, poet, religious thinker, and literary critic. A seminal figure of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry, regarded as a co-founder of the Symbolist movement, Merezhkovsky – with his wife, the poet Zinaida Gippius – was twice forced into political exile. During his second exile (1918–1941) he continued publishing successful novels and gained recognition as a critic of the Soviet Union. Known both as a self-styled religious prophet with his own slant on apocalyptic Christianity, and as the author of philosophical historical novels which combined fervent idealism with literary innovation, Merezhkovsky became a nine-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in literature, which he came closest to winning in 1933.

  51. Alexander Bastrykin

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    Alexander Bastrykin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alexander Ivanovich Bastrykin is a Russian official, former First Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia, and former Chairman of The Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office. Since January 15, 2011, he is the Head of The Investigative Committee of Russia.

  52. Andrea Pezzi

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    Andrea Pezzi
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    television presenterentrepreneur
    Biography

    Andrea Pezzi graduated in Psychology at the St. Petersburg State University in 2003.

  53. Georgy Chicherin

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    Georgy Chicherin
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1872-1936 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatmusicologist
    Biography

    Georgy Vasilyevich Chicherin, also spelled Tchitcherin, was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and a Soviet politician who served as the first People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs in the Soviet government from March 1918 to July 1930.

  54. Wassily Leontief

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    Wassily Leontief
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Economics in 1973
    Born in
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    1906-1999 (aged 93)
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    economiststatisticianpedagogue
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    Wassily Wassilyevich Leontief, was a Soviet-American economist known for his research on input–output analysis and how changes in one economic sector may affect other sectors.

  55. Viktor Shklovsky

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    1893-1984 (aged 91)
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    writerfilm criticscreenwriterpoetliterary critic
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    Viktor Borisovich Shklovsky was a Russian and Soviet literary theorist, critic, writer, and pamphleteer. He is one of the major figures associated with Russian formalism.

  56. Andrey Markov

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    1856-1922 (aged 66)
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    mathematicianstatisticianuniversity teacher
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    Andrey Andreyevich Markov was a Russian mathematician best known for his work on stochastic processes. A primary subject of his research later became known as Markov chains and Markov processes.

  57. Yuri Lotman

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    1922-1993 (aged 71)
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    anthropologistlinguistphilosopherliterary historianwriter
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    Yuri Mikhailovich Lotman was a prominent literary scholar, semiotician, and cultural historian, who worked at the University of Tartu. He was elected a member of the British Academy (1977), Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (1987), Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1989) and Estonian Academy of Sciences (1990). He was a founder of the Tartu–Moscow Semiotic School. The number of his printed works exceeds 800 titles. His archive (which is now kept at the University of Tallinn and at the Tartu University Library) which includes his correspondence with a number of Russian and Western intellectuals, is immense.

  58. Vsevolod Merkulov

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    1895-1953 (aged 58)
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    politicianwriterplaywrighttorturer
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    Vsevolod Nikolayevich Merkulov (Russian: Всеволод Николаевич Меркулов; 27 November [O.S. 25 October] 1895 – 23 December 1953) was the head of NKGB from February to July 1941, and again from April 1943 to March 1946. He was a member of the so-called "Georgian mafia" of Lavrentiy Beria, head of the NKVD.

  59. Vyacheslav Menzhinsky

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    1874-1934 (aged 60)
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    politicianmilitary personnel
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    Vyacheslav Rudolfovich Menzhinsky was a Polish-Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, Soviet statesman and Party official who served as chairman of the OGPU from 1926 to 1934. He was fluent in more than 10 languages (including Korean, Chinese, Turkish, and Persian, the last one learned especially in order to read works by Omar Khayyám).

  60. Pyotr Yershov

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    1815-1869 (aged 54)
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    poetwriterchildren's writerprosaistplaywright
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    Pyotr Pavlovich Yershov was a Russian poet and author of the famous fairy-tale poem The Little Humpbacked Horse (Konyok-Gorbunok).

  61. Nikolai Kondratiev

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    1892-1938 (aged 46)
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    economistpolitician
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    Nikolai Dmitriyevich Kondratiev was a Russian Soviet economist and proponent of the New Economic Policy (NEP) best known for the business cycle theory known as Kondratiev waves.

  62. Mustafa Shokay

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    1890-1941 (aged 51)
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    politicianopinion journalist
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    Mustafa Shokay; 25 December 1890 – 27 December 1941) was a Kazakh social and political activist and ideologue of the Turkestan Autonomy. From 1921, he lived in exile in France.

  63. Vasily Dokuchaev

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    1846-1903 (aged 57)
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    explorerpedologistgeographergeologist
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    Vasily Vasilyevich Dokuchaev was a Russian geologist and geographer who is credited with laying the foundations of soil science.

  64. Antanas Smetona

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    1874-1944 (aged 70)
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    politicianwriterpedagoguelawyerjournalist
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    Antanas Smetona was one of the most important Lithuanian political figures between World War I and World War II. He served as the first President of Lithuania from 4 April 1919 to 19 June 1920. He again served as the last president of the country from 19 December 1926 to 15 June 1940, before its occupation by the Soviet Union. He was also one of the most prominent ideologists of nationalism in Lithuania.

  65. Dmitry Kozak

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1985
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    juristpoliticianlawyer
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    Dmitry Nikolayevich Kozak is a Russian politician who served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia from 2008 to 2020.

  66. Ilya Kormiltsev

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    Years
    1959-2007 (aged 48)
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    translatorpoetpublisherjournalistliterary critic
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    Ilya Valeryevich Kormiltsev was a Russian poet, translator, and publisher.

  67. Leonid Kantorovich

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    Nobel Prize in Economics in 1975
    Born in
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    Years
    1912-1986 (aged 74)
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    mathematicianeconomistuniversity teacher
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    Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the founder of linear programming. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1975.

  68. Valentin Glushko

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    Born in
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    1908-1989 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1925
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    engineerwriterpoliticianphysicist
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    Valentin Petrovich Glushko, was a Soviet engineer and designer of rocket engines during the Soviet/American Space Race.

  69. Wladimir Köppen

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    Years
    1846-1940 (aged 94)
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    geographerEsperantistearth scientistmeteorologistbotanist
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    Wladimir Peter Köppen; 25 September 1846 – 22 June 1940) was a Russian-German geographer, meteorologist, climatologist and botanist. After studies in St. Petersburg, he spent the bulk of his life and professional career in Germany and Austria. His most notable contribution to science was the development of the Köppen climate classification system, which, with some modifications, is still commonly used. Köppen made significant contributions to several branches of science, and coined the name aerology for the science of measuring the upper air / atmosphere.

  70. Sergey Gorshkov

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    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1910-1988 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1927
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    politiciannaval officerwriter
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    Sergey Georgyevich Gorshkov was an admiral of the fleet of the Soviet Union. Twice awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, he oversaw the expansion of the Soviet Navy into a global force during the Cold War.

  71. Bronisław Piłsudski

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    1866-1918 (aged 52)
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    anthropologistrevolutionary
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    Bronisław Piotr Piłsudski was a Polish cultural anthropologist who conducted research on the Ainu, Orork and Nivkh indigenous people of Sakhalin Island.

  72. Veniamin Kaverin

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    1902-1989 (aged 87)
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    writernovelistscreenwriter
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    Veniamin Alexandrovich Kaverin (April 19 [O.S. April 6] 1902, Pskov – May 2, 1989, Moscow) was a Soviet writer associated with the early 1920s movement of the Serapion Brothers.

  73. Dmitri Ivanovsky

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    1864-1920 (aged 56)
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    virologistbotanistbiologist
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    Dmitri Iosifovich Ivanovsky was a Russian botanist, the discoverer of viruses (1892) and one of the founders of virology.

  74. Yelena Bonner

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    Years
    1923-2011 (aged 88)
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    dissidenthuman rights activistphysicianpediatricianwriter
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    Yelena Georgievna Bonner was a human rights activist in the former Soviet Union and wife of the physicist Andrei Sakharov. During her decades as a dissident, Bonner was noted for her characteristic blunt honesty and courage.

  75. Dritëro Agolli

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    1931-2017 (aged 86)
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    journalistpoetwriterscreenwriter
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    Dritëro Agolli was an Albanian poet, writer, politician, and former president of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists. He studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union, and wrote primarily poetry, but also short stories, essays, plays, and novels. He was head of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists from 1973 until 1992. He was a leading figure in the Albanian Communist nomenklatura.

  76. Nikolai Krylenko

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    Years
    1885-1938 (aged 53)
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    lawyerrevolutionarypoliticianchess organisermilitary personnel
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    Nikolai Vasilyevich Krylenko was an Old Bolshevik and Soviet politician. Krylenko served in a variety of posts in the Soviet legal system, rising to become People's Commissar for Justice and Prosecutor General of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. He was executed during the Great Purge.

  77. Alexander Prokhorov

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    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964
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    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1916-2002 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    physicistuniversity teachereditor
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    Alexander Mikhailovich Prokhorov was an Australian-born Soviet-Russian physicist known for his pioneering research on lasers and masers in the Soviet Union for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 with Charles Hard Townes and Nikolay Basov.

  78. Konstanty Kalinowski

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    Years
    1838-1864 (aged 26)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterpolitician
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    Wincenty Konstanty Kalinowski, also known as Vincent Kanstancin Kalinoŭski or Kastuś Kalinoŭski (Belarusian: Касту́сь Каліно́ўскі), Konstanty Kalinowski (Polish) and Konstantinas Kalinauskas (Lithuanian) (2 February [O.S. 21 January] 1838 – 22 March [O.S. 10 March] 1864), was a 19th-century Belarusian writer, journalist, lawyer and revolutionary. He was one of the leaders of the Polish, Lithuanian and Belarusian national revival and the leader of the January Uprising in lands of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

  79. Aleksandr Lyapunov

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    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1857-1918 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    mathematicianphysicist
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    Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov was a Russian mathematician, mechanician and physicist. His surname is variously romanized as Ljapunov, Liapunov, Liapounoff or Ljapunow. He was the son of astronomer Mikhail Lyapunov and the brother of pianist and composer Sergei Lyapunov.

  80. Dmytro Dontsov

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    Years
    1883-1973 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    journalistliterary criticopinion journalistphilosopherpolitician
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    Dmytro Ivanovych Dontsov was a Ukrainian nationalist writer, publisher, journalist and political thinker whose radical ideas were a major influence on the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists.

  81. Abram Ioffe

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    Years
    1880-1960 (aged 80)
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    physicistinventor
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    Abram Fedorovich Ioffe was a prominent Russian/Soviet physicist. He received the Stalin Prize (1942), the Lenin Prize (1960) (posthumously), and the Hero of Socialist Labor (1955). Ioffe was an expert in various areas of solid state physics and electromagnetism. He established research laboratories for radioactivity, superconductivity, and nuclear physics, many of which became independent institutes.

  82. Angelina Beloff

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    Years
    1879-1969 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    paintersculptorprintmaker
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    Angelina Beloff was a Russian-born artist who did most of her work in Mexico. However, she is better known as Diego Rivera’s first wife, and her work has been overshadowed by his and that of his later wives. She studied art in Saint Petersburg and then went to begin her art career in Paris in 1909. This same year she met Rivera and married him. In 1921, Rivera returned to Mexico, leaving Beloff behind and divorcing her. She never remarried. In 1932, through her contacts with various Mexican artists, she was sponsored to live and work in the country. She worked as an art teacher, a marionette show creator and had a number of exhibits of her work in the 1950s. Most of her work was done in Mexico, using Mexican imagery, but her artistic style remained European. In 1978, writer Elena Poniatowska wrote a novel based on her life.

  83. Rainis

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    1865-1929 (aged 64)
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    poetplaywrightpoliticianwritertranslator
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    Rainis was the pseudonym of Jānis Pliekšāns, a Latvian poet, playwright, translator, and politician. Rainis' works include the classic plays Uguns un nakts (Fire and Night, 1905) and Indulis un Ārija (Indulis and Ārija, 1911), and a highly regarded translation of Goethe's Faust. His works had a profound influence on the literary Latvian language, and the ethnic symbolism he employed in his major works has been central to Latvian nationalism.

  84. Georgy Pyatakov

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    Years
    1890-1937 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    statespersonpolitician
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    Georgy Leonidovich Pyatakov (Russian: Георгий Леонидович Пятаков; August 6, 1890 – January 30, 1937) was a leader of the Bolsheviks and a politician during the Russian Revolution.

  85. Nikolay Semyonov

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    Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1956
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    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1896-1986 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    physicistchemistprofessorpolitician
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    Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, ForMemRS (Russian: Никола́й Никола́евич Семёнов; 15 April [O.S. 3 April] 1896 – 25 September 1986) was a Soviet physicist and chemist. Semyonov was awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the mechanism of chemical transformation.

  86. Apollon Maykov

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    Years
    1821-1897 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1837-1841
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    poettranslatorliterary critic
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    Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov was a Russian poet, best known for his lyric verse showcasing images of Russian villages, nature, and history. His love for ancient Greece and Rome, which he studied for much of his life, is also reflected in his works. Maykov spent four years translating the epic The Tale of Igor's Campaign (1870) into modern Russian. He translated the folklore of Belarus, Greece, Serbia and Spain, as well as works by Heine, Adam Mickiewicz and Goethe, among others. Several of Maykov's poems were set to music by Russian composers, among them Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky.

  87. Igor Grabar

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    Years
    1871-1960 (aged 89)
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    paintermuseologistart historianarchitect
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    Igor Emmanuilovich Grabar was a Russian post-impressionist painter, publisher, restorer and historian of art. Grabar, descendant of a wealthy Rusyn family, was trained as a painter by Ilya Repin in Saint Petersburg and by Anton Ažbe in Munich. He reached his peak in painting in 1903–1907 and was notable for a peculiar divisionist painting technique bordering on pointillism and his rendition of snow.

  88. Yakov Zeldovich

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    Years
    1914-1987 (aged 73)
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    physicistastrophysicistinventorchemistuniversity teacher
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    Yakov Borisovich Zeldovich, also known as YaB, was a Soviet theoretical physicist, who is known for his prolific contributions in cosmology and the physics of thermonuclear and hydrodynamical phenomena.

  89. Yuko Kavaguti

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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    figure skater
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    Yuko Kavaguti is a retired pair skater who has represented Japan and Russia in international competition. In 2006, she began competing with Alexander Smirnov for Russia. They are two-time European champions (2010, 2015), two-time World bronze medalists (2009, 2010), two-time ISU Grand Prix Final bronze medalists (11–12 and 15–16), and three-time Russian national champions (2008–2010). In 2015, they became the first pair in history to complete two quadruple throw jumps in one program and the first to land a quadruple throw loop.

  90. Antiochus Kantemir

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    1708-1744 (aged 36)
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    poetdiplomatphilosopherwritertranslator
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    Antiochus or Antioch Kantemir or Cantemir was a Moldavian who served as a man of letters, diplomat, and prince during the Russian Enlightenment. He has been called "the father of Russian poetry".

  91. Aleksey Pleshcheyev

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    Years
    1825-1893 (aged 68)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1845
    Occupations
    poetwritertheatre critictranslatorliterary critic
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    Aleksey Nikolayevich Pleshcheyev was a radical Russian poet of the 19th century, once a member of the Petrashevsky Circle.

  92. Oleg Belozyorov

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    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
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    economistpolitician
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    Oleg Valentinovich Belozyorov, is a Latvian-born Russian politician and manager. He is serving as president of Russian Railways since August 20, 2015.

  93. Peter Struve

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    Years
    1870-1944 (aged 74)
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    politicianeconomistjournalistwriter
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    Peter Berngardovich Struve (Russian: Пётр Бернга́рдович Стру́ве; pronounced [pʲɵtr bʲɪrnˈɡardəvʲɪtɕˈstruvʲɪ]; 26 January 1870 in Perm – 22 February 1944 in Paris) was a Russian political economist, philosopher, historian and editor. He started out as a Marxist, later became a liberal and after the Bolshevik Revolution joined the White movement. From 1920, he lived in exile in Paris, where he was a prominent critic of Russian Communism.

  94. Alexander Vvedensky

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    Years
    1904-1941 (aged 37)
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    poetchildren's writerwriterplaywright
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    Alexander Ivanovich Vvedensky was a Russian poet and dramatist with formidable influence on "unofficial" and avant-garde art during and after the times of the Soviet Union. Vvedensky is widely considered (among contemporary Russian writers and literary scholars) as one of the most original and important authors to write in Russian in the early Soviet period. Vvedensky considered his own poetry "a critique of reason more powerful than Kant's."

  95. Ekvtime Takaishvili

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    Years
    1862-1953 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    anthropologistarchaeologisthistorianuniversity teacher
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    Ekvtime Takaishvili was a Georgian historian, archaeologist and public benefactor.

  96. Yury Tynyanov

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    Years
    1894-1943 (aged 49)
    Enrolled in St. Petersburg State University
    Studied in 1918
    Occupations
    writertranslatorscreenwriternovelistliterary critic
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    Yury Nikolaevich Tynyanov was a Soviet writer, literary critic, translator, scholar and screenwriter. He was an authority on Pushkin and an important member of the Russian Formalist school.

  97. Ekaterina Yurlova

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    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
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    biathlete
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    Ekaterina Viktorovna Yurlova-Percht is a Russian biathlete.

  98. Vikenty Veresaev

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    Years
    1867-1945 (aged 78)
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    linguistwriterbiographertranslatorphysician writer
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    Vikenty Vikentyevich Smidovich, better known by his pen name Vikenty Vikentyevich Veresaev, (Russian: Вике́нтий Вике́нтьевич Вереса́ев) was a Russian writer and medical doctor of Polish descent.

  99. Józef Czapski

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    Years
    1896-1993 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    painterwriterliterary critic
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    Józef Czapski was a Polish artist, author, and critic, as well as an officer of the Polish Army. As a painter, he is notable for his membership in the Kapist movement, which was heavily influenced by Cézanne. Following the Polish Defensive War, he was made a prisoner of war by the Soviets and was among the very few officers to survive the Katyn massacre of 1940. Following the Sikorski-Mayski Agreement, he was an official envoy of the Polish government searching for the missing Polish officers in Russia. After World War II, he remained in exile in the Paris suburb of Maisons-Laffitte, where he was among the founders of Kultura monthly, one of the most influential Polish cultural journals of the 20th century.

  100. Lyudmila Verbitskaya

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    Years
    1936-2019 (aged 83)
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    philologistRussian studies scholaruniversity teacher
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    Lyudmila Verbitskaya was a Russian linguist and teacher. She served as president of Saint Petersburg State University.