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Russia famous natives

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

G continued
  • Valery Gergiev conductor, director
  • Nikolai Ghe painter
  • Vladimir Gilyarovsky writer, journalist
  • Aleksandr Glazunov composer
  • Ilya Glazunov painter
  • Mikhail Glinka composer
  • Boris Godunov regent
  • Nikolay Gogol author
  • Tatyana Golikova composer
  • Ivan Goncharov novelist
  • Mikhail Gorbachev last head of state of Soviet Union
  • Aleksandr Gorchakov statesman
  • Maxim Gorky author
  • Andrei Grechko politician
  • German Gref economist
  • Aleksander Griboyedov diplomat, playwright, poet, composer
  • Yury Grigorovich dancer, choreographer
  • Boris Gromov politician
  • Andrei Gromyko statesman, politician
  • Lev Gumilev historian, ethnologist, anthropologist
  • Nikolay Gumilev poet
  • Lyudmila Gurchenko actress, singer
H - I
  • Alesander Herzen writer, thinker, "Father of Russian Socialism"
  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky opera singer
  • Igor the Brave prince
  • Ilya Ilf author
  • Andrey Illarionov economic policy advisor
  • Kirsan Ilyumzhinov politician
  • Sergey Ilyushin aircraft designer
  • Anna Ioannovna former empress
  • Abram Ioffe physicist
  • Ivan I former prince
  • Ivan III the Great former grand prince
  • Ivan IV the Terrible former grand prince
  • Igor Ivanov politician
  • Sergei Ivanov politician
K
  • Alina Kabayeva gymnast, politician
  • Lazar Kaganovich politician
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov small arms designer
  • Mikhail Kalatozov film director
  • Mikhail Kalinin politician
  • Lev Kamenev revolutionary, politician
  • Wassily Kandinsky painter, theorist
  • Meliton Kantaria soldier
  • Pyotr Kapitsa Nobel laureate
  • Nikolay Karamzin writer, historian, poet, critic
  • Dimitry Karbyshev Red Army general
  • Anatoly Karpov chess grandmaster
  • Mikhail Kasyanov prime minister
  • Mstislav Keldysh mathematician
  • Aleksandr Kerensky former prime minister
  • Yerofey Khabarov adventurer
  • Konstantin Khabensky actor
  • Aram Khachaturyan composer
  • Chulpan Khamatova actress
  • Valeri Kharlamov hockey player
  • Daniil Kharms poet, writer
  • Aleksandr Khloponin politician
  • Svetlana Khorkina Olympic medalist, gymnast
  • Viktor Khristenko politician
  • Nikita Khrushchev former premier
  • Sergey Kirienko former prime minister
  • Kirill I of Moscow patriarch
  • Sergey Kirov former Bolshevik

K continued

  • Vasily Klyuchevsky historian
  • Viktor Kochubey statesman
  • Aleksandr Kolchak Russian naval commander, polar explorer
  • Aleksandra Kollontai revolutionary, ambassador
  • Pyotr Konchalovsky painter
  • Andrey Konchalovsky director, producer, screenwriter
  • Ivan Konev military commander
  • Fyodor Konyukhov survivalist, traveler
  • Ilya Kormiltsev poet, translator, publisher
  • Lavr Kornilov military intelligence officer, explorer
  • Sergey Korolev rocket engineer
  • Mikhail Koshkin tank designer
  • Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya partisan, hero
  • Aleski Kosygin statesman
  • Anna Kournikova tennis player
  • Sofia Kovaleskaya mathematician
  • Dmitry Kozak politician
  • Ivan Kramskoy painter, art critic
  • Ivan Kruzenshtern(Adam Johann von Krusenstern)admiral, explorer
  • Ivan Krylov fabulist
  • Matilda Kshesinskaya ballerina
  • Alexei Kudrin politician
  • Arkhip Kuindzhi painter
  • Ivan Kulibin mechanic, inventor
  • Aleksandr Kuprin writer, pilot, explorer
  • Igor Kurchatov nuclear physicist
  • Mikhail Kutuzov field marshal

L

  • Lev Landau physicist
  • Sergey Lavrov diplomat
  • Mikhail Lazarev fleet commander, explorer
  • Sergei Lemeshev tenor
  • Vladimir Lenin former premier
  • Aleksey Leonov cosmonaut, general
  • Mikhail Lermontov writer, poet, painter
  • Nikolai Leskov novelist, playwright, journalist
  • Isaac Levitan painter
  • Dmitry Likhachyov scholar
  • Eduard Limonov writer, political dissident
  • Vladislav Listyev journalist
  • Aleksandr Litvinenko officer Soviet KGB
  • Nikolai Lobachevsky mathematician
  • Mikhail Lomonosov polymath, scientist, writer
  • Ulyana Lopatkina ballet dancer
  • Andrey Lugovoy politician
  • Vladimir Lukin political activist
  • Sergey Lukyanenko physician, writer, journalist blogger
  • Anatoly Lunacharsky art critic, journalist
  • Yury Luzhkov politician

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