Greatest Russians of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Peter the Great Peter the Great

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.

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

The work this single man has done is incredible!

His last name explains his perfection.

2 Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher.
3 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.
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 Catherine The Great
6 Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev

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!

7 Pyotr Tchaikovsky
8 Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin

First man in space. Enough said.

First human in space...

9 Vyacheslav Butusov

He is the best

10 Dmitri Mendeleev Dmitri Mendeleev Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor. He is best known for formulating the Periodic Law and creating a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements.

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.

The Contenders
11 Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who is the president of Russia, a position he has filled since 2012, and previously from 2000 until 2008. He was also the prime minister from 1999 to 2000, and again from 2008 to 2012. ...read more.

The King and the manliest of men. Zelensky is a clown boy! Putin restoring the idea of nationalism over liberalism and globalism.

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.

The reason why Russians love Putin is because he took Russia out of recession and shock economic therapy and turned the economy around and made Russia a great power again.

The USA and NATO/EU wants Russia to be down and reliant on EU/USA, subersvient to their will, which is why the IMF gave Russia loans in the early 1990s designed to keep Russias economy down and preventing Russia from recovering after the USSR split up.

Putin turned all of that around and has helped Russians take pride again in their country.

Uh guys... Just saying, Putin banned you from driving if you're trans! Which is like, really mean. And people that are against him and protest go to jail...

12 Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Lenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin, was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist.

Yes, I know, it might sound weird, but I always imagine the Soviet until on when stressed, imagining their hard times, I'm weird, I know, I'm weird, just don't judge me

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

13 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.

Destroyed the Nazi Invader! Our leader with faith in the people.

No. He killed millions of innocents. Also he wasn't even Russian, he was Georgian.

14 Alexander Nevsky
15 Georgy Zhukov
16 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (December 11, 1918 - August 3, 2008) was a Russian novelist, philosopher, historian, short story writer and political prisoner. Solzhenitsyn was an outspoken critic of the Soviet Union and Communism and helped to raise global awareness of the Soviet Gulag forced-labor ...read more.
17 Alexander Suvorov
18 Alexander I
19 Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. ...read more.
20 Mikhail Lomonosov
21 Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov
22 Stanislav Petrov
23 Yaroslav the Wise
24 Boris Yeltsin

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

25 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.
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