Add to favorite
     | ( | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z |

Get to know famous Russians!

Russia is famed for its talented people explorers and scientists, writers and poets, film directors and actors, musicians and artists, spacemen and sportsmen, political leaders and businessmen. You have probably heard something about some Russian celebrities, but these were, most probably, just bits and scraps of information. Here we try to bring outstanding Russians together and throw light upon their lives and contributions into life of Russia and, possibly, their international significance, if any.

Here you can read biographies of notable Russian persons and find answers to interesting questions, such as, for instance: Who is the greatest Russian poet? Why is Ivan IV called The Terrible? What was so great about Peter I? How did Kutuzov trick Napoleon and win the war? Who killed Alexander II? Was Yury Gagarin really the first man in the outer space? What sculptor was scolded by Nikita Khrushchev and later created his funerary monument? What musician was allowed to return to his motherland by Joseph Stalin, who said: Let him sing to the end? Who is the Russian boxer advertizing vodka? What scientist is the author of the statement: Russian democracy is the kingdom of satiated swine? Who directed the popular Soviet animation about Winnie-the-Pooh?

To make it more convenient for you to find the persons of your interest, we arrange them simply alphabetically (by the first letters of their surnames) and also have particular sections for:

People of Culture
People of Science
People of Business
Travellers and Explorers
People of Fashion and Design
People of Sport
Historical Figures

     | ( | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z |

View Famous Russians on a larger map

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Russian history  St. Petersburg  Boris Grebenshchikov  Woodwork  Big City Life  Russian Literature  Russian tourism  Reforestation  Russian business  Arkhangelsk  Poetry  Sabine Weiss  Sculpture  Museums of Russia  Dagestan  Bulgaria ship accident  Irkutsk  Russian regions  train tickets Russia FIFA  Russian football team  Russian internet companies  Russian air carriers  Russian gas  immigration  Comedy  Bio Printing  Exhibitions in Moscow  Metallica  Russian women  Solovki  children  Russian television  Nobel prize laureates  Central House of Artist  technology  Siberia  ecology  Russian Cinema  Archeology  Russian-Japanese trade  Korolev  Kazan taxi  Alexei Popogrebsky  Russian tourist destinations  Alexey Ivanov  New Films  Moscow  Immune Cells  Yves Rocher Case  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites