Famous Russians

The most famous Russians, whose names are known well beyond the Russian borders. They are discoverers, scientists, public men, athletes, artists and philanthropists.

12 Facts about Russian Actor and Singer Gosha Kutsenko
Gosha Kutsenko is not only an actor but also a singer, a film director, a screenwriter and a producer. He became famous after the crime comedy “Mama Do no...
Facts about Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
The first man who stepped outside the cradle of humanity. 1.            The first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin had an understudy German Titov. More precise...
11 Facts about a Russian Actress Dina Korzun
Give more. 1.            Dina as a child with other children organized concerts, where the children sang, recited poetry, and they invited the parent...
11 Facts about a Russian Actress Chulpan Hamatova
More than just an actress...
Sakharov Prize (Sakharov – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Andrei Sakharov, who is considered the father-creator of the hydrogen bomb, realized the potential threat of nuclear bombs for the fate of all mankind and began...
33 Facts about Valentina Tereshkova – the First Female Cosmonaut
Here is a selection of Valentina Tereshkova facts. She was the first female cosmonaut. 1.            One of the main goals of sending a woman to spac...
11 Facts about Russian Actor Konstantin Khabensky
The most famous Russian actor in the world. 1.            He became widely known in Russia and abroad after the film “Night Watch” (2004)...
23 Facts about the Russian Model Natalia Vodianova
When she was 16, Natalia Vodianova enrolled in a modeling agency in Russia ......
Outstanding Russian Painter Isaak Levitan
In his short life (39 years) Levitan managed to create more than 1,000 works of art. Levitan lost his parents early, who tried to fix things before their death....
Russian Physicist Vitaly Ginzburg – “Uncompromising”
Many colleagues of Ginzburg call him “The Last Dinosaur” for this enormous outlook in physics. “In science, the most important thing is to ask...
Mechanics, Artilleryand Robotics of the Russian Mathematician Paphnuty Chebyshev
The most important direction in any science the Russian mathematician Chebyshev considered practical application of discoveries, to which he devoted a lot of ti...
Russian Mathematician Pafnuty Chebyshev
Pafnuty Chebyshev is widely known as a mathematician and an engineer, and his formulas are still used today, and using Lego every school kid can make the walkin...
Soviet Experimental Physicist Eugene Zavoisky
Zavoisky discovered the phenomenon of electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR). Discovery of the Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Eugene Zavoisky observed the pheno...
Russian Chemist Nikolay Semenov
Semenov is one of the founders of chemical physics. “Mankind is still in the “child” stage of its development. … The issue isthat in a m...
Russian Artist Vasily Surikov
Surikov paintings, without exaggeration, are the most recognizable of all Russian paintings. Surikov comes from the Cossacks, who came to conquer Siberia. Harsh...
Landau: Russian Nuclear Project
There was a solution. But imagine those years – how do you calculate the solution without a computer? So that was what Dau was working on – he was creat...
Soviet Physicist Lev Landau
The only Nobel Prize winner in physics, who knew absolutely everything about physic...
Russian Organic Chemist Alexander Butlerov
Butlerov developed a theory of the structure of matter; every day you are using the fruits of his discoveries. The Theory of Chemical Structure of Matter by But...
Russian Kopernik – Brilliant Mathematician Nikolai Lobachevsky
Lobachevsky is Kopernik of geometry ...
Soviet Economist Leonid Kantorovich – Economy Works Regardless of Politics
Substantial research works of the Soviet economist Leonid Kantarovich contradicted the Marxist economic theories, which angered the Soviet leadership. The Sovie...
Russian Physicist Zhores Alferov – Father of Modern Electronics
It is possible that you constantly use a mobile phone, a laptop, a computer or even the Internet, but it is unlikely you would have these benefits of civilizati...
Russian Physicist Andrei Sakharov
Andrei Sakharov: Graffiti on the Berlin Wall Physicist Andrei Sakharov was one of the creators of the most terrible weapon –the hydrogen bomb, and he still r...
Russian Scientist Ivan Pavlov – the Steward of Physiology
Pavlov developed the theory of higher nervous activity, because of which during the largest international congress his colleagues unanimously named Ivan Pavlov ...
Russian Physiologist of the 19th Century Ivan Sechenov
With his research work Sechenov laid the foundation for the development of neurophysiology, physiology of labor, analytical approach in physiology, evolutionary...
What is Superfluidity (the second part of the story about Pyotr Kapitsa)
Superfluidity was discovered by physicist Pyotr Kapitsa. What is Superfluidity? Take, for example, regular water. If we heat it up, it will turninto a vapor (g...
Soviet Physicist Pyotr Kapitsa
No one is arguing here, this is a scientific discussion going on...
Russian Physicist Igor Tamm
Stubbornness of a scientist eventually brings excellent academic results, although the recognition for his discoveries doesn’t always come. A Revolutionary or...
Grigory Perelman and a Breakthrough in Mathematics
Grigory Perelman – a superstar of modern mathematics, the author of the proof of the Poincare’s theorem. And at the same time – just a humble residen...
Gerard Depardieu
Gerard Depardieu, the world famous French actor, changed his French citizenship to a Russian one. The suddenness of such a move shocked the whole cultural commu...
Gagarin and Chkalov – Russian Cosmopolitans
Chkalov The memory of Yuri Gagarin, the first cosmonaut who in 1961 in 2 hours circled the earth, and Valery Chkalov who in 1937 in 63 hours completed ​​the...
Irina Avvakumova: the Great Day in History of the Russian Ski Jumping (World Cup)
On 4 January 2014 the Russian ski jumper Irina Avvakumova won the World Cup in Chaykovsky, Russia. Now she is the first Russian to ever win the World Cup. She b...
Alexander Suvorov “The Invincible Russian General”
It is no secret that when kids play they often imagine themselves to be some famous characters. In the old days, these characters were real life figures, for ex...

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