List of Famous people born in Russia
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.
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.
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.
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".
Ian Alexandrovich Nepomniachtchi is a Russian chess grandmaster.
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.
Yulia Sergeevna Peresild is a Russian stage and film actress.
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".
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.
Valery Borisovich Garkalin is a Soviet and Russian theater and film actor, People's Artist of the Russian Federation (2008), Professor of GITIS.