List of Famous People born in Russia

Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black, Azov, and Caspian seas in the south. Russia covers over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), stretching more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, with eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country's capital and largest city, while Saint Petersburg is the second-largest city.

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1. Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin
Male. 2nd and 4th President of Russia
First Name: Vladimir
Last Name: Putin
Born on October 7, 1952 (age 69)
Height: 169 cm | 5'7"

2. Irina Shayk
Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova

Irina Shayk
Female. Russian model
First Name: Irina
Born on January 6, 1986 (age 35)
Height: 175 cm | 5'9"

3. Morgenshtern
Алишер Тагирович Валеев

Male. Russian rapper

4. Vladimir Lenin
Владимир Ильич Ульянов

Vladimir Lenin
Male. Russian politician, communist theorist, and founder of the Soviet Union
First Name: Vladimir
Last Name: Lenin
Died on January 21, 1924
Height: 165 cm | 5'5"

5. MakSim
Марина Сергеевна Абросимова

Female. Russian singer
Born on June 10, 1983 (age 38)

6. Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko
Male. Ukrainian association football player
First Name: Andriy
Born on October 23, 1989 (age 32)
Born in Russia
Height: 190 cm | 6'3"
Footballer, Sportsperson

7. Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev
Male. Russian male tennis player
First Name: Daniil
Born on February 11, 1996 (age 25)
Born in Russia
Height: 198 cm | 6'6"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

8. Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny
Male. Russian anti-corruption activist
First Name: Alexei
Born on June 4, 1976 (age 45)

9. Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin
Male. Russian computer scientist
First Name: Vitalik
Born on January 31, 1994 (age 27)

10. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Female. Russian female tennis player
First Name: Anastasia
Last Name: Pavlyuchenkova
Born on July 3, 1991 (age 30)
Height: 177 cm | 5'10"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

11. Alexander Pushkin
Александр Сергеевич Пушкин

Alexander Pushkin
Male. Russian poet
First Name: Alexander
Last Name: Pushkin
Died on January 29, 1837
Born in Russia

12. Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich
Male. Russian businessman, billionaire and politician
First Name: Roman
Last Name: Abramovich
Born on October 24, 1966 (age 55)
Net Worth: $11.3B

13. Alla Pugacheva
Алла Борисовна Пугачёва

Alla Pugacheva
Female. Soviet-Russian singer
First Name: Alla
Born on April 15, 1949 (age 72)
Born in Russia

14. Peter the Great

Peter the Great
Male. Tsar and 1st Emperor, founder of the Russian Empire
First Name: Peter
Last Name: Great
Died on January 28, 1725
Born in Russia

15. Sergey Shoygu

Sergey Shoygu
Male. Russian political figure
First Name: Sergey
Born on May 21, 1955 (age 66)

16. Viktor Tsoi

Viktor Tsoi
Male. Soviet rock musician (1962-1990)
First Name: Viktor
Born on June 21, 1962
Died on August 15, 1990 (aged 28)
Born in Russia

17. Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova
Female. Russian female tennis player
First Name: Maria
Last Name: Sharapova
Born on April 19, 1987 (age 34)
Height: 186 cm | 6'1"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

18. Ivan IV Vasilyevich
Иван IV Васильевич

Ivan IV Vasilyevich
Male. Grand Prince of Moscow and 1st Tsar of Russia
First Name: Ivan
Last Name: Vasilyevich
Born on August 25, 1530
Died on March 18, 1584 (aged 53)
Born in Russia, Moscow

19. Alexander III of Russia
Александр Александрович

Alexander III of Russia
Male. Emperor of Russia
First Name: Alexander
Last Name: Russia
Born on February 26, 1845
Died on October 20, 1894 (aged 49)

20. Artem Dzyuba

Artem Dzyuba
Male. Russian footballer
First Name: Artem
Born on August 22, 1988 (age 33)
Born in Russia
Height: 197 cm | 6'6"
Footballer, Sportsperson
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