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People from the Urals Region you Should Know
September 30, 2011 12:54


Boris Yeltsin - the first President of Russian Federation (1991-1999)
Yury Chaika  - the current Russia's Minister of Justice, Russia's Prosecutor General.
Sergei Shmatko - the current Russia's Minister of Energy.
Yelena Skrynnik - the current Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.
Viktor Khristenko -  the current Russian Minister of Industry and former First Deputy Prime Minister.
Elvira Nabiullina - the current Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Russia
Oleg Chirkunov - the current governor of the Perm region
Yuri Trutnev - the current Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation.
Georgy Malenkov - a Soviet politician, Communist Party leader and close collaborator of Joseph Stalin, Premier of Soviet Union (1953–1955).
Viktor Chernomyrdin - the founder and the first chairman of the Gazprom energy company, the Prime Minister of Russia (1992–1998) and Acting President of Russia for a day in 1996, key political figure in Russia's modern history.
Nikolai Ryzhkov - a prominent Soviet pfficial, served as the last Chairman of the Council of Ministers or Premier of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991.


Ivan Vinogradov - Soviet mathematician, who was one of the creators of modern analytic number theory, and also a dominant figure in mathematics in the USSR.
Yevgraf Fyodorov - Russian mathematician, crystallographer, and mineralogist.
Ivan Polzunov - Russian inventor, most famous for creation of the first steam engine in Russia and the first two-cylinder engine in the world.


Alexander Popov - physicist and electrical engineer, is famous for his invention of wireless electrical communication.
Alexander Friedmann - physicist and mathematician, creator of the theory of nonstationary Universe. 

Historians and Art Historians

Mikhail Dyakonov - Russian historian and academician.
Vasily Tatishchev - prominent Russian statesman, and ethnographer, the author of the first full-scale Russian history.
Svyatoslav Belza - famous literary and art critic, member of the Russian Academy of Arts and the Academy of Russian Television.
Pavel Korchagin - Russian archeologist, explorer of Ural history, the author of a range of important archaelogical discoveries.


The main article - The Famous Writers of the Urals region

Leonid Yuzefovich - Russian writer known for the series of crime fiction stories taking place in pre-Revolution Russian Empire.
Fyodr Reshetnikov - Russian writer famous for a number of novels dealing with the plight of the lower classes.


Vyacheslav Butusov - leader of the bands Nautilus Pompilius and U-Piter.
Vadim Samoilov - creator of the "Agatha Christie" band.
Gleb Samoilov - leader of the "Agatha Christie" band.
Vladimir Shahrin - leader of the "Chaif" group
Yulia Chicherina - leader of the "Chicherina" group
Yury Shevchuk - singer and songwriter, leader of the "DDT" group.
Zemfira Ramazanova - rock-singer and composer


Peter Struve - Russian political economist, philosopher and editor.
Vladimir Vinogradov - Russian economist, was the owner and president of Inkombank, one of the largest banks in 90s' in Russia.

Singers, Composers and Conductors

Olga Arefyeva - singer, poet, musician, leader of the "Kovcheg" group.
Yury Loza - singer and songwriter.
Lyudmila Lyadova - singer and composer
Victor Mulyavin - singer, composer and leader of the "Pesnyary" group
Vladimir Presnyakov - composer and saxophonist
Vladimir Presnyakov, Jr - singer, composer, arranger and actor.
Oleg Mityaev - Russian bard, musician, composer, poet and actor
Vladimir Spivakov -  leading Russian conductor and violinist famous for his work with the Moscow Virtuosi chamber orchestra.
Andrey Gubin - Russian pop-singer and record producer
Sergey Nagovitsyn - singer and author of Russian chanson style songs
Mstislav Rostropovich - an outstanding Soviet and Russian conducter and cellist.

Operatic singers

Boris Shtokolov - bass singer
Vera Baeva - soprano singer
Yury Gulyaev - baritone singer

Actors of Cinema and Theatre

Alexander Demyanenko - cinema actor, who is famous for several Gaidai's comedies.
Albert Filozov - comic actor of cinema and theatre
Alexei Feofanov - Soviet dramatical actor and theatre director, a writer.
Georgi Burkov - Soviet actor best known for his comedy roles.
Leonid Bronevoy - a Nika Award-winning Soviet and Russian actor.
Anatoly Solonitsyn - Soviet actor, famous for his roles of Dr. Sartorius in Solaris (1972), the Writer in Stalker (1979), the physician in The Mirror (1975), and the title role in Andrei Rublev (1966).

Cinema and Animation Directors

Vladimir Motyl - film director ("Beloye Solntse Pustyni")
Gleb Panfilov - film director ("Nachalo")
Valery Uskov - film director ("Vechny Zov", "Teni ischezayut v polden")
Vladimir Khotinenko - film director ("72 Meters", "Gibel Imperii")
Stanislav Govorukhin - film director ("Mesto Vstrechi Izmenit Nelzya", "Desyat Negrityat")
Sergei Gerasimov - film director ("Tikhy Don", "Molodaya Gvardiya")
Alexei Balabanov - film director ("Brat", "Brat-2", "Zhmurki", "Mne ne bolno")
Grigory Aleksandrov - film director ("Circus", "Vesna")
Aleksandr Petrov - animation director, Oscar prize laureate (2000, "The Old Man And The Sea")
Mikhail Schweitzer - Soviet film director,  People's Artist of the RSFSR and People's Artist of the USSR.
Garri Bardin - Russian animation director, screenwriter and producer and director.

Artists and Scuptors

Mikhail Nesterov - famous artist, a  major representative of religious Symbolism in Russian art, the member of the Itinerants
Vasily Vereshchagin - Russian historical painter and portraitist.
Andrey Voronikhin - Russian achitect and painter, a representative of classicism and one of the founders of the monumental Russian Empire style.
Ernst Neizvestny - Russian sculptor, the author of many famous monuments and memorials.
Georgy Shishkin - Russian painter, famous for his "Russian Dreams" cycle of paintings and "A tribute to Nijinsky and the Ballets Russes"


Sergei Diaghilev -  Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Russian Seasons in Paris and Ballets Russes troupe.
Nadezhda Pavlova - famous ballet dancer and choreographer in her own theatre.
Rudolf Nureyev - Soviet ballet dancer, considered one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century.

Television Personalities

Alexander Maslyakov - prominent Soviet and Russian television game show host, ideological leader and host of KVN (Club of the happy and inventive) games.
Evelina Khromchenko - show host of  fashion shows on Russian television,  a editor-in-chief of Russian version of L'Officiel journal. 


Lyudmila Bragina - Soviet middle distance runner, 1972 Olympic champion.
Pavel Datsyuk - professional ice hockey player and alternate captain for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Marina Klimova - ice dancer, 1992 Olympic champion, 1988 Olympic silver medalist, 1984 Olympic bronze medalist (with her husband ice dancer Sergei Ponomarenko)
Alexei Yashin -   professional ice hockey player, member of CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Yekaterina Gamova - Russian volleyball player and the captain of the Russian national team, Olympic champion and one of the tallest female athletes in the world.
Kostya Tszyu - semi-retired Russian-Australian boxer, four-time world Junior Welterweight champion, one of the most popular boxers in Russia.
Igor Ulanov - former National Hockey League defenceman, who also played in many American and European hockey clubs.
Tatiana Totmianina - Russian pair skater, won the 2006 Olympic Champion, two-time World Champion, and five-time European Champion together with her partner Maxim Marinin.
Maxim Maksimov - Russian biathlete, several-time champion of European and World championships.
Evgeny Malkin - Russian professional ice hockey center and alternate captain for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Yuri Semin - Russian football coach and the current manager of FC Dynamo Kyiv, former president of FC Lokomotiv Moscow football club.

Military Men

Alexander Pokryshkin - fighter pilot, Marshal of the Soviet Air Force, made a Hero of the Soviet Union on three separate occasions during World War II
Gennadiy Nikonov - Russian gun engineer, the designer of the AN-94 assault rifle, and the "straight-back bolt."
Maksim Surayev - Russian cosmonaut, a recipient of the Gold Star Medal of Hero of Russia.

Sources: Wikipedia Public

Juila Alieva

Author: Julia Alieva

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