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 aviation  Wooden Architecture  Russian tourists  Sculpture  Russian Cinema  The Hermitage Museum   Russian sports  Ilya Lagutenko  Russian Lakes  air tickets  Kaliningrad  Trofim Borisov  Art Exhibitions  Voronezh   Museum of Russian Impressionism  Vichuga  Gourmet Tours  Tver region  Vsevolozhsk  Russian tourism  Festivals in Moscow  St. Petersburg  Vologda  corruption in Russia  Blood Painting  Unemployment  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area  Dagestan  Krasnodar  bus stops  LTE  Lipetsk   Exhibitions in Moscow  Andrei Sakharov  international competitions  travel to Russia  Ecotourism  train tickets Russia FIFA  Fairs in Moscow  Russian business  Teleportation  Russian regions  travel to Kazan  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Deep Purple  AvtoVAZ   Moscow  Altai Republic  Light Show 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites