List of Famous people named Vladimir
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.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party Marxist–Leninist state governed by the Soviet Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, he developed a variant of it known as Leninism.
Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky was a Soviet singer-songwriter, poet, and actor whose career had an immense and enduring effect on Soviet culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary in often humorous street jargon. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor. Though his work was largely ignored by the official Soviet cultural establishment, he achieved remarkable fame during his lifetime, and to this day exerts significant influence on many of Russia's popular musicians and actors years after his death.
Vladimir the Great
Vladimir Sviatoslavich, called the Great, was Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus' from 980 to 1015.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian and Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor.
Vladimir Naumovich Naumov is a Russian film director and writer. He was a schoolmate of Sergei Parajanov at the Soviet film school. In 1977 he was a member of the jury at the 10th Moscow International Film Festival. His 1981 film Teheran 43 won the Golden Prize at the 12th Moscow International Film Festival.
Vladimir Rudolfovich Solovyov is a Russian television presenter, writer and propagandist. He is an anchor on the television show Evening with Vladimir Solovyov on Russia-1.
Vladimir Konstantinovich Mineev is a Russian heavyweight kickboxer and mixed martial artist.
Vladimir Lvovich Mashkov is a Soviet and Russian theatre actor and director of cinema, known to Western audiences for his work in the 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines and 2011 film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Mashkov has also worked as a film director, producer and writer for the 2004 Russian film Papa.
Vladimir Valentinovich Menshov is a Soviet and Russian actor and film director. He is noted for depicting the Russian everyman and working class life in his films.
Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky is a Russian politician and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. He is fiercely nationalist and has been described as "a showman of Russian politics, blending populist and nationalist rhetoric, anti-Western invective and a brash, confrontational style". His views have been described in the West as fascist. He is considered by Russian scholars as a neo-Eurasianist.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Pozner is a French-born Russian-American journalist and broadcaster best known in the West for his television appearances representing and explaining the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War. He was memorable as a spokesman for the Soviets in part because he grew up in the United States and speaks fluent English, Russian and French.
Vladimir Ivanovich Dal was one of the greatest Russian-language lexicographers and a founding member of the Russian Geographical Society. He knew at least six languages, including Turkic, and is considered one of the early Turkologists. During his lifetime he compiled and documented the oral history of the region that was later published in Russian and became part of modern folklore.
Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer, and cosmonaut. In October 1964, he commanded Voskhod 1, the first spaceflight to carry more than one crew member. He became the first Soviet cosmonaut to fly in space twice when he was selected as the solo pilot of Soyuz 1, its first crewed test flight. A parachute failure caused his Soyuz capsule to crash into the ground after re-entry on 24 April 1967, making him the first human to die in a space flight.
Vladimir Georgievich Epifantsev is a Russian theatre and cinema actor, filmmaker, television presenter and music video director.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Guerrero Ramos Jr. is a Canadian-born Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is the son of former MLB player and Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr.. He made his major league debut in April 2019.
Vladimir Burlakov is a Russian–German actor, known for his portrayal of Thomas Posimski in Deutschland 83 and Deutschland 86.
Vladimir Pavlovich Basov was a Soviet actor, film director and screenwriter. Vladimir Basov was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1983.
Vladimir Tenev is a Bulgarian-American billionaire entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Robinhood, a US-based financial services company.
Vladimir Petković is a Bosnian-Swiss football manager and former professional player who played as a midfielder. He is currently the head coach of the Switzerland national team, having previously managed a string of Swiss clubs as well as Italian side Lazio.