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Land Area 16,377,742 km2
Water Area 720,500 km2
Total Area 17,098,242km2 (#1)
Population 142,355,415 (#9)
Population Density 8.69/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Federation
GDP (PPP) $3,750.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $26,100
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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
  • 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


  • 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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Russia republics, administrative territories, administrative regions, autonomous districts, 0, autonomous cities & their capitals

Region Capital
Adygea Maykop
Altai Gorno-Altaysk
Altai Krai Barnaul
Amur Oblast Blagoveshchensk
Arkhangelsk Oblast Arkhangel'sk
Astrakhan Oblast Astrakhan'
Bashkortostan Ufa
Belgorod Oblast Belgorod
Bryansk Oblast Bryansk
Buryatiya Ulan-Ude
Chechnya Groznyy
Chelyabinsk Oblast Chelyabinsk
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr
Chuvashia Cheboksary
Dagestan Makhachkala
Ingushetia Magas
Irkutsk Oblast Irkutsk
Ivanovo Oblast Ivanovo
Jewish Autonomous Oblast Birobidzhan
Kabardino-Balkaria Nal'chik
Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad
Kalmykia Elista
Kaluga Oblast Kaluga
Kamchatka Krai Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Karachay-Cherkessia Cherkessk
Karelia Petrozavodsk
Kemerovo Oblast Kemerovo
Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk
Khakassia Abakan
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Khanty-Mansiysk
Kirov oblast Kirov
Komi Syktyvkar
Kostroma Oblast Kostroma
Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnodar
Kurgan Oblast Kurgan
Kursk Oblast Kursk
Leningrad Oblast Saint Petersburg
Lipetsk Oblast Lipetsk
Magadan Oblast Magadan
Mari El Yoshkar-Ola
Mordovia Saransk
Moscow Moscow
Moscow Oblast Vostochnoe Degunino
Murmansk Oblast Murmansk
Nenets Autonomous Okrug Nar'yan-Mar
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Nizhniy Novgorod
North Ossetia-Alania Vladikavkaz
Novgorod Oblast Velikiy Novgorod
Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk
Omsk Oblast Omsk
Orenburg Oblast Orenburg
Oryol Oblast Orel
Penza Oblast Penza
Perm Krai Perm
Primorsky Krai Vladivostok
Pskov Oblast Pskov
Rostov Oblast Rostov-na-Donu
Ryazan Oblast Ryazan'
Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg
Sakha Yakutsk
Sakhalin Oblast Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Samara Oblast Samara
Saratov Oblast Saratov
Smolensk Oblast Smolensk
Stavropol Krai Stavropol'
Sverdlovsk Oblast Yekaterinburg
Tambov Oblast Tambov
Tatarstan Kazan
Tomsk Oblast Tomsk
Tula Oblast Tula
Tuva Kyzyl
Tver Oblast Tver
Tyumen Oblast Tyumen
Udmurtia Izhevsk
Ulyanovsk Oblast Ulyanovsk
Vladimir Oblast Vladimir
Volgograd Oblast Volgograd
Vologda Oblast Vologda
Voronezh Oblast Voronezh
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Salekhard
Yaroslavl Oblast Yaroslavl
Zabaykalsky Krai Chita

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