List of Famous people born in Leningrad Oblast, Russia

Anastasia Bryzgalova

First Name Anastasia
Last Name Bryzgalova
Born on December 13, 1992 (age 31)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

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

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Laila Halme

Laila Sinikka Soppi
First Name Laila
Last Name Halme
Born on March 4, 1934
Died on November 28, 2021 (aged 87)

Laila Sinikka Halme, née Soppi, is a Finnish singer who performed on Eurovision in 1963 with the song "Muistojeni laulu". She landed a tied 13th place with 0 Points.

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Lauri Törni

First Name Lauri
Last Name Törni
Born on May 28, 1919
Died on October 18, 1965 (aged 46)

Lauri Allan Törni, later known as Larry Alan Thorne, was a Finnish born American soldier who fought under three flags: as a Finnish Army officer in the Winter War and the Continuation War ultimately gaining a rank of captain; as a Waffen-SS captain of the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS when he fought the Red Army on the Eastern Front in World War II; and as a United States Army Major when he served in the U.S. Army Special Forces in the Vietnam War.

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Vitaly Petrov

Vitaly Aleksandrovich Petrov
First Name Vitaly
Last Name Petrov
Born on September 8, 1984 (age 39)

Vitaly Aleksandrovich Petrov is a Russian racing driver who drove in Formula One for Renault F1 Team in 2010, Lotus Renault GP in 2011 and Caterham F1 Team in 2012. Born in Vyborg, he is known as the "Vyborg Rocket" in Russia. He was the first Russian to compete in the Formula One World Championship.

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Ivan Yefremov

First Name Ivan
Last Name Yefremov
Died on October 5, 1972 (aged 2)

Ivan Antonovich Yefremov was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker. He is the founder of taphonomy, the study of fossilization patterns.

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Dmitry Malyshko

First Name Dmitry
Born on March 19, 1987 (age 37)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Dmitry Vladimirovich Malyshko is a Russian biathlete, who has been competing on the World Cup circuit since the 2011–12 season. He debuted at World Cup on 9 December 2011. He got his first podium in individual races on 12 February 2012.

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Olavi Paavolainen

First Name Olavi
Born on September 17, 1903
Died on July 19, 1964 (aged 60)

Olavi Paavolainen was a Finnish writer, essayist and poet. He was one of the prominent figures of the literary group Tulenkantajat, and one of the most influential Finnish writers of the inter-war period.

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Esa Seeste

First Name Esa
Born on July 4, 1913
Died on October 2, 1997 (aged 84)

Esa Seeste was a Finnish gymnast who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

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Kaj Franck

Kaj Gabriel Franck
First Name Kaj
Last Name Franck
Born on November 9, 1911
Died on September 26, 1989 (aged 77)

Kaj Gabriel Franck was one of the leading figures of Finnish design and an influential figure in design and applied arts between 1940–1980.

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Aleksandrs Isakovs

Aleksandrs Isakovs is a former football defender from Latvia. He has played 58 international matches for the Latvia national team. He debuted in 1997, and played at the Euro 2004. He started his career in Dinaburg FC, and played for Lokomotiv Nizhniy Novgorod, before joining Latvian champion team Skonto FC. He ended his career in FK Daugava Daugavpils.

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