Greatest Russians of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Vyacheslav Butusov
2 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.

He knows his own anthem trump dosen't

HE IS MY LEADER

Even the pigeons love him.

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.

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3 Peter the Great Peter the Great

He made Russia great! The greatest ruler in the world! He brought up Russia from medieval ages and smashed the greatest European army of that time - Sweden army headed by Carl XII

He was the only catalyst who brought Russia, then a medieval state, to the forefront of the western powers of the day, due to his unswerving program of westernization inspired by his vision and daring.

The work this single man has done is incredible!

He is the great after all

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4 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.
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.

He made the Soviet Union and ended the messed up reign of Tzar, meaning that he overthrew the descendents of other people such as Catherine the great

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

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!

He's a jerk, destroyed great country!

The Newcomers

? Dmitry Glukhovsky

Author of Metro 2033

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 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

18 Boris Yeltsin

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

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 Viktor Tsoi
22 Andrei Tarkovsky Andrei Tarkovsky
23 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
24 Grigori Rasputin Grigori Rasputin Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was a Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Tsar Nicholas II, the last monarch of Russia, and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia.
25 Saint Seraphim Sarovsky
26 Mikhail Kalashnikov
27 Oxxxymiron

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

28 Ivan Vasilievich
29 Egor Letov
30 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.
31 Vladimir Vysotsky
32 Vasily Alekseyev
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
42 Garry Kasparov
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