List of Famous people born in Smolensk Oblast, Russia

Isaac Asimov

Исаáк Ази́мов
First Name Isaac
Last Name Asimov
Born on January 2, 1920
Died on April 6, 1992 (aged 72)

Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books. He also wrote an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards.

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Boris Godunov

First Name Boris
Last Name Godunov
Born on August 12, 1552
Died on April 23, 1605 (aged 52)

Boris Fyodorovich Godunov ruled the Tsardom of Russia as de facto regent from c. 1585 to 1598 and then as the first non-Rurikid tsar from 1598 to 1605. After the end of his reign, Russia descended into the Time of Troubles.

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Anatoli Papanov

First Name Anatoli
Died on August 15, 1987 (aged 17)

Anatoli Dmitrievich Papanov was a Soviet and Russian actor, voice actor, drama teacher, and theatre director at the Moscow Satire Theatre where he served for almost 40 years. A prominent character actor, Papanov is mostly remembered for his comedy roles in a duo with his friend Andrei Mironov, although he had many dramatic roles as well. As a voice actor he contributed to over hundred cartoons. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1973 and awarded the USSR State Prize posthumously.

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Eduard Khil

First Name Eduard
Last Name Khil
Born on September 4, 1934
Died on June 4, 2012 (aged 77)

Eduard Anatolyevich Khil was a Soviet-Russian baritone singer and a recipient of the People's Artist of the RSFSR. Khil became known to international audiences in 2010, when a 1976 recording of him singing a non-lexical vocable version of the song "I Am Very Glad, as I'm Finally Returning Back Home" became an Internet meme, often referred to as "Trololol" or "Trololo", as an onomatopoeia of the song, or as the "Russian Rickroll", and, as such, the song was commonly associated with Internet trolling. The song's newfound prominence in Internet culture led him to adopt Mr. Trololo as a stage name.

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Noize MC

First Name Noize
Last Name MC
Born on March 9, 1985 (age 39)

Noize MC is the stage name of Ivan Alexandrovich Alexeyev, a Russian singer, rapper and actor.

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Aleksandr Prudnikov

First Name Aleksandr
Born on February 26, 1989 (age 35)
Height 181 cm | 5'11

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Prudnikov is a Russian football player who plays as a forward.

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Nikolai Noskov

First Name Nikolai
Born on January 12, 1956 (age 68)

Nikolai Ivanovich Noskov is a Russian singer and former vocalist of the hard rock band Gorky Park. Five-time winner of the Golden Gramophone. He was also a member of Москва (Moscow) ensemble in the early 1980s, in band Гран-при in 1988 just before joining Gorky Park, and much later in the 1990s in band Николай (Nikolai). Starting 1998 Noskov had a solo career releasing six solo albums. In 2015 he was jury in second season of reality TV series Glavnaya Stsena

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Igor Korobov

First Name Igor
Born on August 3, 1956
Died on November 21, 2018 (aged 62)

Colonel General Igor Valentinovich Korobov was the Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Russia's military intelligence agency previously known as the GRU.

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Natalia Ishchenko

First Name Natalia
Last Name Ishchenko
Born on April 8, 1986 (age 38)
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Natalia Sergeyevna Ishchenko is a Russian competitor in synchronized swimming, five-times Olympic champion and nineteen-times world champion.

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Lyudmila Kasatkina

First Name Lyudmila
Born on May 15, 1925
Died on February 22, 2012 (aged 86)

Lyudmila Ivanovna Kasatkina, was a Soviet and Russian actress who starred in a string of war-related films directed by her husband Sergey Kolosov.

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