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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
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GDP (PPP) $3,750.00 Billion
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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.

  • Anton Makarenko educator, writer
  • Nikolay Makarov firearms designer
  • Natalia Makarova ballerina
  • Nestor Makhno revolutionary
  • Ekaterina Maksimova ballerina
  • Georgy Malenkov politician
  • Kazimir Malevich painter
  • Rodion Malinovsky military commander WWII
  • Savva Mamontov industrialist, merchant
  • Osip Mandelstam poet
  • Aleksey Maresyev Soviet fighter
  • Samuil Marshak writer, translator, poet
  • Denis Matsuev pianist
  • Valentina Matvienko politician
  • Vladimir Mayakoysky poet, playwright
  • Dmitry Medvedev prime minister
  • Dmitry Mendeleev chemist, inventor
  • Aleksandr Menshikov former prince Holy Roman Empire
  • Vsevolod Meyerhold director, producer
  • Nikita Mikhalkov actor
  • Sergey Mikhalkov writer, playwright, wrote lyrics of Russian anthem
  • Nikolay Miklukho-Maklay explorer, ethnologist, biologist
  • Anastas Mikoyan politician
  • Artyom Mikoyan engineer
  • Kuzma Minin merchant
  • Andrey Mironov actor
  • Sergey Mironov politician
  • Igor Moiseev choreographer
  • Aleksey Mordashov business oligarch
  • Nonna Mordyukova actress
  • Vera Mukhina sculptor
  • Modest Mussorgsky composer
  • Anastasia Myskina tennis player
  • Elvira Nabiullina economist
  • Vladimir Nabokov novelist, poet writer
  • Pavel Nakhimov naval admiral
  • Sergey Naryshkin politician
  • Aleksey Navalny political, social activist
  • Nikolay Nekrasov poet, publisher
  • Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko director, writer, producer, playwright
  • Boris Nemtsov former deputy minister
  • Mikhail Nesterov painter
  • Pyotr Nesterov aircraft designer
  • Nestor the Chronicler monk, author
  • Anna Netrebko opera singer
  • Aleksandr Nevsky saint
  • Nicholas I former tsar
  • Nicholas II former emperor
  • Yury Nikulin actor, clown
  • Valeria Novodvorskaya politician
  • Rudolph Nureyev dancer
  • Bulat Okudzhava poet, musician, editor, novelist
  • Grigory Ordhonikidze politician
  • Grigory Orlov statesman
  • Aleksandr Ostrovsky playwright
  • Nikolay Ostrovsky author
  • Alexander Ovechkin hockey player
  • Sergey Ozhegov linguist, professor
  • Boris Pasternak poet
  • Ivan Pavlov scientist
  • Viktor Pelevin writer
  • Grigory Perelman mathematician
  • Peter I (the Great) former tsar, emperor
  • Peter II former emperor

P continued

  • Peter III former emperor
  • Marius Petipa inventor modern classical ballet
  • Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin painter, writer
  • Mikhail Piotrovsky scientist
  • Dmitry Pisarev military commander, historian
  • Kira Plastinina fashion designer
  • Georgy Plekhanov scholar
  • Maya Plisetskaya ballerina
  • Ivan Poddubny wrestler
  • Nikolay Podgorny politician
  • Aleksandr Pokryshkin fighter pilot WWII
  • Boris Polevoy (Kampov) writer
  • Dzhokhan Pollyeva writer
  • Georgy Poltavchenko politician
  • Vladimir Potanin former vice-premier of Russia
  • Mikhail Prokhorov industrialist
  • Sergey Prokofiev composer
  • Aleksandr Pushkin poet
  • Vladimir V. Putin president

R - S

  • Sergey Rachmaninov composer
  • Mikhailovich Romanov former tsar
  • Anastasia Romanova former grand duchess
  • Andrey Rublev painter
  • Aleksandr Rutskoy former vice-president
  • Eldar Ryazanov poet, film maker, playwright
  • Marat Safin tennis player
  • Nikas Safronov artist
  • Andrey Sakharov scientist
  • Alfred Schnittke composer
  • Aleksandr Scriabin composer
  • Pyotr Semyonov tennis player
  • Anatoly Serdyukov politician
  • Sergius of Radonezh spiritual leader, monastic reformer
  • Valentin Serov painter
  • Mintimer Shaimiev politician
  • Eduard Shevardnadze politician
  • Sergey Shmatko politician
  • Mikhail Sholokhov novelist
  • Dmitry Shostakovich composer, pianist
  • Sergey Shoygu politician
  • Vasily Shuysky former tsar
  • Anatoly Sobchak politician
  • Sergey Sobyanin politician
  • Fyodor Sologub poet
  • Sergey Solovyov historian
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn novelist, soldier, teacher
  • Aleksey Stakhanov hero of socialist labor
  • Joseph Stalin former premier
  • Pyotr Stolypin former prime minister
  • Igor Stravinsky composer
  • Pavel Sukhoi aerospace engineer
  • Vasily Surikov painter
  • Ivan Susanin hero
  • Yakov Sverdlov former president

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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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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.