Famous Russian - Russian Celebrities

Russia. The very mention of this country brings to memory the image of a proud Yuri Gagarin as he became the first human to journey into outer space. Russians have always been the pioneers in space travel and launched the first human made satellite. Extending across northern Asia and Eastern Europe, Russia is the largest country in the world by area. Russians over the past several centuries have played a very important role in the development of the world’s art, science and technology, philosophy, music, politics and literature.

Find out more about the greatest Russians, including Vladimir Putin, Joseph Stalin, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Vladimir Lenin and Nikita Khrushchev.

The Most Famous Russian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Vasily ZaytsevMarch 23, 1915RussianVasily Zatysev was a Russian sniper who served during the World War II
Olesya RulinMarch 17, 1986Russian, AmericanOlesya Rulin is a Russian-American actress, best known for her role in Disney's commercially successful ‘High School Musical’ franchise
Zyzz (Aziz Shavershian)March 24, 1989Australian, Russian, ThaiZyzz (Aziz Shavershian) was a popular Australian Body Builder and internet personality
Nikolai ValuevAugust 21, 1973RussianNikolai Valuev is a Russian retired professional boxer, actor, politician, and author
Vitaly ZdorovetskiyMarch 8, 1992Russian, AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, the budding YouTube Personality; his birthday, family and personal life, his girlfriends, fun trivia facts and more.
Helga LovekatyMay 7, 1992RussianHelga Lovekaty is a famous Russian fashion model and actress
Konstantin TsiolkovskySeptember 17, 1857RussianKonstantin Tsiolkovsky was a Russian rocket scientist and a pioneer of astronautics
Garry KasparovApril 13, 1963RussianGarry Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time
Grigori RasputinJanuary 21, 1869RussianRasputin was a Russian farmer-turned-healer, famous for his relationship with the Tsar’s family
Irina ShaykJanuary 6, 1986RussianIrina Shayk is a famous Russian model and actress
Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin was a communist revolutionary who led the famous October revolution in Russia

RussianApril 22, 1870168 views

Grigori Perelman

Grigori Perelman is a Russian mathematician who is best known for his contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology

RussianJune 13, 1966409 views

Kostya Tszyu

Kostya Tszyu is a Russian-Australian professional boxer

RussianSeptember 19, 1969170 views

Andrei Chikatilo

Andrei Chikatilo was a soviet serial killer, who killed a total of 56 people in Soviet Russia during the 70s and 80s

RussianOctober 16, 1936203 views

Vyacheslav Molotov

Vyacheslav Molotov was a Soviet politician and diplomat

RussianMarch 9, 1890192 views

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov is a Nobel Prize winning Russian physicist

BelarusianMarch 15, 193074 views

Pyotr Kapitsa

Pyotr Kapitsa was a leading Soviet physicist who was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1978

RussianJuly 8, 1894143 views

Anatole Litvak

Anatole Litvak was a Russian film editor, screenwriter and director

FrenchMay 21, 1902138 views

Aleksandr Prokhorov

Aleksandr Prokhorov was a Soviet physicist who earned the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work on laser-maser principle

RussianJuly 11, 1916148 views

Nikolay Basov

Nikolay Basov was a Soviet physicist who won Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics

RussianDecember 14, 1922167 views