List of Famous people born in Russia

Vladimir Putin

First Name Vladimir
Last Name Putin
Born on October 7, 1952 (age 71)
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is a Russian politician and a former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously being in the office from 1999 until 2008. He was also Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

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Alexander Gradsky

Александр Борисович Фрадкин
First Name Alexander
Last Name Gradsky
Born on November 3, 1949
Died on November 28, 2021 (aged 72)

Alexander Borisovich Gradsky is a Russian rock singer, bard, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was one of the earliest performers of rock music in Russia. His diverse repertoire includes rock 'n' roll, traditional folk songs performed with a rock twist, and operatic arias. He has composed two rock operas and numerous songs including soundtrack music for several films.

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Khamzat Chimaev

First Name Khamzat
Born on May 1, 1994 (age 30)
Born in Russia
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Khamzat Chimaev, is a Russian-born Swedish professional mixed martial artist of Chechen ethnicity who competes in the welterweight and middleweight divisions of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He formerly competed in Brave Combat Federation. As of November 16, 2020, he is #15 in the UFC welterweight rankings.

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Helene Fischer

Елена Петровна Фишер
First Name Helene
Born on August 5, 1984 (age 39)

Helene Fischer is a German singer, dancer, entertainer, television presenter, and actress. Since her debut in 2005, she has won numerous awards, including 17 Echo awards, four "Die Krone der Volksmusik" awards and three Bambi awards. According to record certifications, she has sold at least 15 million records. In June 2014, her multi-platinum 2013 album Farbenspiel became the most downloaded album ever by a German artist and is currently the sixth-bestselling album of all time in Germany. Her signature song "Atemlos durch die Nacht" was the bestselling song in Germany in 2014. She has had the best-selling album of the year in Germany five times, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. She ranked No. 8 on Forbes' list of "The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018", earning $US32 million. Fischer has been referred to as the "Queen of Schlager".

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Ian Nepomniachtchi

First Name Ian
Last Name Nepomniachtchi

Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi is a Russian chess grandmaster.

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Islam Makhachev

First Name Islam
Last Name Makhachev
Born on September 27, 1991 (age 32)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Islam Ramazanovich Makhachev is a Russian professional mixed martial artist, from the Republic of Dagestan. He currently fights in the Lightweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a Combat Sambo World Champion and trains with Khabib Nurmagomedov at AKA. As of January 25, 2021, he is #14 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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Yulia Peresild

Юлия Сергеевна Пересильд
First Name Yulia
Born on September 5, 1984 (age 39)
Born in Russia, Pskov Oblast

Yulia Sergeevna Peresild is a Russian stage and film actress.

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Irina Shayk

Ири́на Вале́рьевна Шайхлисла́мова
First Name Irina
Born on January 6, 1986 (age 38)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Irina Valeryevna Shaykhlislamova, known as Irina Shayk, is a Russian model who received international recognition when she appeared as the first Russian model on the cover of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Models.com ranks her as an "Industry Icon".

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Oxxxymiron

Мирон Янович Фёдоров
Born on January 31, 1985 (age 39)
Born in Russia

Miron Yanovich Fyodorov, known by stage name Oxxxymiron, is a Russian-British hip-hop artist and former executive director of the Booking Machine booking agency, as well as a co-founder and former member of the record label Vagabund. He is one of the most influential and prominent hip-hop performers in Russia, and his albums The Eternal Jew and Gorgorod are considered by the community as the most important releases of Russian rap.

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Valery Garkalin

Валерий Борисович Гаркалин
First Name Valery
Last Name Garkalin
Born on April 11, 1954
Died on November 20, 2021 (aged 67)
Born in Russia

Valery Borisovich Garkalin is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2008), Professor of GITIS.

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