Greatest Russians of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012, succeeding Dmitry Medvedev. He was also President from 2000-2008.

I support Vladimir Putin, under whose watch the oligarchs are put in check (if not outright arrested), Russian army regains ability to project power on a global scale, quality of life in Russia is on the rise, new military technologies being developed, all national debt is paid-off (Russia's debt level is now 3-5 %), under Putin, Russian economy is not collapsing DESPITE coordinated economic sanctions, new developments in economy and space technologies, Russian population has started growing.

Definitely deserves to be in top 10! He transformed Russia form a degrading country on the brink of extinction to a world superpower again.

The only reason why Russia exists!

No way! He’s the worst president russia ever had, has and will ever have! He is one of the reasons world war 3 is starting and he is a selfish idiot

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2 Peter the Great Peter the Great

His last name explains his perfection.

He is the great after all

3 Alexander Pushkin Alexander Pushkin Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (6 June [O.S. 26 May] 1799 – 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1837) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
4 Vyacheslav Butusov
5 Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6 Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin

First human in space...

7 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.
8 Catherine The Great
9 Pyotr Tchaikovsky
10 Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev

Gorbachev is an arse who brought down the first nation in Russian history that actually tried to improve the lives of its citizens. Now, Russia is controlled by the bourgeoisie thugs and many women have to choose between prostitution and unemployment if they want to survive when they could've gotten decent jobs and homes under Socialism. - DieGedankenSindFrei

He's a jerk, destroyed great country!

Gorbachev tried to save an economically crippled USSR with his reforms. It wasn't his fault that Yeltsin stabbed him in the back and screwed over the people of the Soviet Union... come on people!

The Contenders

11 Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.
12 Alexander Nevsky
13 Dmitri Mendeleev Dmitri Mendeleev

Brought coherence to chemistry research and its educational delivery. He ordered the foundational document of biological research, materials science and applications, and so many innovations past, present, and yet to come. Say that about a politician! He has had greater lasting global impact than communism and all that.

14 Mikhail Lomonosov
15 Alexander I
16 Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
17 Boris Yeltsin

He's a jerk, that destroyed the whole country. - 7357

18 Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was a Georgian dictator, and was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.

Stalin was Georgian, not Russian. - DieGedankenSindFrei

19 Lena Katina Lena Katina Elena Sergeevna Katina, better known as Lena Katina, is a Russian singer and songwriter who is best known for her work with Russian duo t.A.T.u.
20 Niko Bellic Niko Bellic Niko Bellic is a fictional character and the playable protagonist of Rockstar North's 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, also featuring as a supporting character in its episodic content The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, all of which are published by Rockstar Games.

He is Serbian not Russian

21 Saint Seraphim Sarovsky
22 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
23 Mikhail Kalashnikov
24 Oxxxymiron

Best Russian rapper,pure genius,king of rhymes,panch,battle rap,flow.

25 Ivan Vasilievich
26 Viktor Tsoi
27 Egor Letov
28 Julia Volkova Julia Volkova Yulia Olegovna Volkova, better known by the alternative spelling of Julia, is a Russian singer, recording artist and actress, best known for being a member in the Russian girl group t.A.T.u., along with Lena Katina.
29 Vladimir Vysotsky
30 Vasily Alekseyev
31 Andrei Tarkovsky Andrei Tarkovsky
32 Grigori Rasputin Grigori Rasputin
33 Stanislav Petrov
34 Leonid Gaidai
35 Andrey Arshavin
36 Roman Pavlyuchenko
37 Igor Akinfeev
38 Leonid Brezhnev Leonid Brezhnev
39 Nikolai Andrianov
40 Larisa Latynina
41 Alexander Karelin
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